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Lee Saunders GerowRoster ID 6132
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1913|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Lee Saunders Gerow, Class of 1913: Genealogy: Born- March 29, 1891 in Petersburg, Va. Father- Leonard Rogers Gerow; Mother- Annie Eloise Saunders. Pat. Grandfather- Asahel Haviland Gerow; Pat. Grandmother- Mary Titus Townsend. Mat. Grandfather- Stephen Decantur Saunders; Mat. Grandmother- Ann Eliza Whitehead Married- Margaret Weber, daughter of Col. H. C. Weber of Columbus, Tenn. Children- No records of children. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Sept. 1, 1909; Graduated June 18, 1913 ranking 22nd in a class of 34. Military Record: World War I: Commissioned in the Regular Army and promoted to 1st Lieut. Nov. 30, 1916; assigned to the 36th U.S. Infantry at Del Rio, Texas and on border duty for three months; went with 36th Infantry as 1st Lieut. of Company G to Fort Snelling, Minn.; Promoted to Captain July 26, 1917; moved with his Regiment to Camp Devens, Mass. in August, 1918, the 36th Infantry becoming part of the 12th Division; Promoted to Major Sept. 26, 1918 and transferred to Camp Sherman, Ohio to assist in the training of the 95th Division; after the Armistice, this organization was demobilized and he was called to Washington to the Finance Department in Jan. 1919; placed in charge of the Soldiers' "Bonus" payments and was highly commended for his meritorious and distinguished services in that Dept.; continued on duty in the Finance Dept. until the spring of 1920 when he was sent overseas as Commanding Officer of the Vistors' Bureau with the American Expeditionary Forces in Germany. World War II: Served in Europe and awarded the Silver Star for Gallantry, the Legion of Merit, the Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, the French Croix de Guerre and many other service awards. Careers: Assistant Commandant of Columbra Military Academy, Columbra, Tenn.; professor of Military Science at Culver Military Academy. Died- May 19, 1982.|