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army officer

Alexander Russell Bolling, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal with cluster, Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart (United States); Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre with palm and silver star (France); Croix de Guerre (Belgium); Order of Orange-Nassau (Netherlands), Order of Red Banner, Order of Fatherland (Russia); War Cross (Czechoslovakia).


Bolling, Alexander Russell was born on August 28, 1895 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Robert Hagedorn and Julia Campbell (Russell) Bolling.


Student United States Naval Academy, 1915-1916. Graduate Infantry School, 1933, Command and General staff schedul, 1935, Army War College, 1938. Doctor of Laws, (honorary), Westminister College, Doctor Science (honorary), University Tampa, 1954.


Commissioned Second lieutenant, United States Army, 1917, advanced through grades to Lieutenant general, 1952, commander 3d Army, Fort McPherson, Atlanta. Retired, 1955.


Clubs: Army and Navy, Army and Navy Country (Washington).


Married Mary J. Hoyer, November 27, 1917. Children: Margaret Josephine (Mistress Roderick Wetherill), Alexander Russell, Barbara Ann (Mistress Clarence L. Thomas).

Robert Hagedorn Bolling

Julia Campbell (Russell) Bolling

Mary J. Hoyer

Margaret Josephine Bolling (Mistress Roderick Wetherill)

Barbara Ann Bolling (Mistress Clarence L. Thomas)

Alexander Russell Bolling