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 Samuel Dickerson Rockenbach

Samuel Dickerson Rockenbach

Birth
Lynchburg, Lynchburg City, Virginia, USA
Death 16 May 1952 (aged 83)
Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 2, Grave 1211 (Right)
Memorial ID 8171311 · View Source
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World War I US Army Brigadier General. He helped establish what is now the US Army Armor branch. An 1889 graduate of the Virginia Military Institute, he worked as a civil engineer before entering the military as a Lieutenant in 1891. During the Spanish-American War he participated in the Santiago and Puerto Rican Campaigns, and later served with the Philippine Scouts (1905 to 1910). At America's entry into World War I he was a Colonel on General Pershing's staff, and became Quartermaster of the American Expeditionary Force. In December 1917, Rockenbach was named first chief of the newly-formed Tank Corps. For his efforts he was promoted to Brigadier General in June 1918, and subsequently awarded the Distinguished Service Medal.

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  • Added: 10 Dec 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 8171311
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Samuel Dickerson Rockenbach (27 Jan 1869–16 May 1952), Find A Grave Memorial no. 8171311, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .