BG Roscoe Conklin Cartwright Sr.

BG Roscoe Conklin Cartwright Sr.

Birth
Kansas City, Wyandotte County, Kansas, USA
Death 1 Dec 1974 (aged 55)
Upperville, Fauquier County, Virginia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 5 Site 140
Memorial ID 7110524 · View Source
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United States Army Brigadier General. He was the third African-American to be promoted to the rank of a General Officer in the United States Armed Forces. Commissioned in the Field Artillery at Fort Sill, Oklahoma in 1942, he went on to distinguish himself with more that 36 years of active military service spanning World War II, Korea and Vietnam. His life along with that of his wife of more than 30 years, Gloria Marie Lacefield Cartwright, ended tragically in a commercial air incident 25 miles northwest of Dulles International Airport, two months after his retirement from Active Duty. He and his wife are interred together at Arlington National Cemetery.

Bio by: James Manning, Colonel (Ret) AUS



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  • Created by: James Manning, Colonel (Ret) AUS
  • Added: 23 Jan 2003
  • Find a Grave Memorial 7110524
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for BG Roscoe Conklin Cartwright Sr. (27 May 1919–1 Dec 1974), Find a Grave Memorial no. 7110524, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by James Manning, Colonel (Ret) AUS (contributor 46536627) .