Maj Willard Dickerman Straight

Maj Willard Dickerman Straight

Oswego, Oswego County, New York, USA
Death 30 Nov 1918 (aged 38)
Paris, City of Paris, Île-de-France, France
Burial Suresnes, Departement des Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France
Plot Plot B Row 16 Grave 1
Memorial ID 55952045 · View Source
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Banker and diplomat, husband of Dorothy Payne Elmhirst (1887-1968), patron of education and the arts.

Army Distinguished Service Medal
Service: Army
Rank: Major
Division: General Staff, 1st Army, American Expeditionary Forces
War Department, General Orders No. 50 (1919)
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pride in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal (Posthumously) to Major (Adjutant General's Corps) Willard D. Straight, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. In the service of the organization, development, and administration of the War Risk Bureau, Major Straight's efforts resulted in marked efficiency in the handling of the large volume of insurance, as well as the numerous applications for allotments and allowances which covered almost the entire personnel of the American Expeditionary Forces. As an Assistant in the First Section of the General Staff of the 1st Army, he rendered particularly valuable services to the Government by his great energy and high ability.
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  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Maj Willard Dickerman Straight (31 Jan 1880–30 Nov 1918), Find a Grave Memorial no. 55952045, citing Suresnes American Cemetery and Memorial, Suresnes, Departement des Hauts-de-Seine, Île-de-France, France ; Maintained by julia&keld (contributor 46812479) .