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Frederick Reid LaffertyRoster ID 6771
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|Affiliation:||Class of 1917|
|Biography & Genealogy:||Frederick Reid Lafferty, Class of 1917: Genealogy: Born- Aug. 25, 1890 in Portland, OR. Father- Frederick Sherman Lafferty; Mother- Florence Edith Reid. Pat. Grandfather- John Lafferty; Pat. Grandmother- Fannie Ruth Little. Mat. Grandfather- John Woods Reid; Mat. Grandmother- Anna Turner. Married- Lucielle Gray, daughter of Dr. Carey A. Gray on Dec. 3, 1918. Children- 1- Lucielle Lafferty; 2- Dorothy Ann Lafferty; 3- Frederick R. Lafferty, Jr. VMI Record: Entered VMI- Sept. 3, 1913; Resigned Sept. 8, 1916 to enter Army; Received War Diploma June 15, 1917. Military Record: Captain of 5th Cavalry, at Fort Bliss and Lajitas, TX during World War I; Became rated pilot in the Air Service and commanded Nichols Field in the Philippines in 1920; served with the 11th Cavalry, then as squadron Commander for the 12th Cavalry and was advisor to the New Mexico National Guard; Commanded training installations in Louisiana and served in the European Theater of Operations during World War II; after the war he was transferred to the U.S. Air Force and served as Deputy Air Provost Marshall; his final assignment was with the Strategic Air Command at Biggs Air Force Base. Highest rank: Colonel. Awarded Army Commendation Medal; 2 Bronze Stars and 3 Legion of Merit Awards. Careers: Military, see above. Died- Jan. 18, 1987 in El Paso, TX. He was the 3rd oldest VMI Alumnus at the time of his death.|