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 James A. Moss

James A. Moss

Birth
Lafayette, Lafayette Parish, Louisiana, USA
Death 23 Apr 1941 (aged 68)
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 1, grave 1266, map, grid M/N 32.5
Memorial ID 5902 · View Source
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US Army Military Figure. Born in Lafayette, Louisiana, he graduated from West Point, in 1894, was the youngest cadet to ever complete studies there and held the dubious distinction of being the "Goat", the last in class. That same year, he was on detached service, in command of the 25th Infantry Bicycle Corps, doing experimental work in military cycling. He went with the 25th Infantry to Cuba in 1898, where he was awarded several commendations for bravery in the Spanish-American War. In 1899, in the Philippines, he was awarded the Silver Star Medal and commanded the 367th Infantry during World War I. After the war, he served as Lieutenant Colonel Deputy Provost Marshal General, American Expeditionary Force and Secretary of the Quartermaster. In position at that time, he was noted for being the writer of "The Officer's Manual" and "The Origin and Significance of Military Customs". He retired from active service a full Colonel on October 31st, 1922. Living in New York City, he was riding home in a taxi when struck by a bus and died at the age of 68.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 15 Jul 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5902
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James A. Moss (12 May 1872–23 Apr 1941), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5902, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .