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army officer

Albert Watson Foreman, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit with oak leaf cluster (United States), Cross of Order l’Etoile Noir (France); awarded governor’s medical by governor of Delaware, 1946, appointed aide-de-camp to governor, 1947; recipient citation for Army Service ribbon from secretary of war.

Background

Foreman, Albert Watson was born on August 11, 1874 in Wilmington, Delaware, United States. Son of Thomas Nicholson and Mary Louise (Watson) Foreman.

Education

Graduated from Army School of the Line, 1915, Army War College, 1921.

Career

1 daughter, Estelle Josephine. Commander Second lieutenant, Delaware Volunteer infantry, 1898. Appointed First lieutenant Regular Army, February 1901, advancing through the grades to colonel, 1927.

Retired from active duty, 1938. Recalled to active duty, 1942, again retired from active service, December 1946. Director internal security, Headquarters 2d Service Command, Governor’s Island, New York, September 1942.

Retired from active duty, October 1943. Appointed acting state director Selective Service System, Delaware, November 1943, state director since April, 1944. Participated in Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection, Pulajan Campaign (Samar, P.I.), Mexico Border Service and in Mexico, World War I (American Expeditionary Force), World World War II (Atlantic Sector).

Professor military science and tactics, Mississippi Agricultural and Mech. College, Starkville, Mississippi, November 1, 1916-July 1, 1917. Organized and commanded 3d Civilian Conservation Corps District, 1st Corps Area, 1933-1934.

Membership

Member Order Founders and Patriots American, Huguenot Society N.E., S.A.R., Mayflower Descendants, Military Order of Carabao, 80th Division Veterans Association, Military Order World War, Infantry Association (Washington), Society American Wars, Commandery Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Society Colonial Wars, S.R., Magna Charta Society (papers finally completed and accepted just prior to death), Ancient and Honorary Artillery Company of Massachusetts, Society War 1812, American Legion. A “freeman” of Governor and Company of Massachusetts Bay in N.E. Mason (Lafayette Lodge Northern 14, Armed Forces and A.M. of Wilmington, Delaware), Sojourner, Heroes of ’76.

Clubs: Army Athletic Association (West Point).

Connections

Married Rebecca Marchand Conner Milligan, September 17, 1901 (died 1930).

father:
Thomas Nicholson Foreman

mother:
Mary Louise (Watson) Foreman

spouse:
Rebecca Marchand Conner Milligan