About Samuel Davis Sturgis
Samuel D. Sturgis, Jr. was a major general in the United States Army, and was a division commander in the American Expeditionary Force during World War I.
Samuel Davis Sturgis, born 1 August 1861 at St. Louis, Missouri, the son of Samuel Davis Sturgis.
Sturgis graduated from the Military Academy in 1884 and served in the Artillery. Following duty in San Francisco, New York, Missouri, Maryland, and Kansas, he served in the Philippines, Dakota Territory, and Cuba. He returned to the Philippines in 1901 and subsequently was on duty in Utah, Wyoming, Texas, and Hawaii.
General Sturgis served with the AEF in France during World War I, commanding in turn the 87th and 80th Divisions. He participated in the Meuse-Argonne Offensive and in the occupation of the 1st Army Defensive Sector.
After the war he served in Georgia, Arkansas, Illinois, Ohio, Panama, and Maryland before retiring 1 August 1925. General Sturgis died 6 March 1933 at Washington, D.C. and is buried among other family members in Section 2 of Arlington National Cemetery.
STURGIS, SAMUEL D MAJ GEN US ARMY RET VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown DATE OF DEATH: 03/06/1933 DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/09/1933 BURIED AT: SECTION EAST SITE 1044 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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