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army officer

Egmont Francis Koenig, American army officer. member Bulgarian Armistice Commission, 1944; Member Zeta Psi.

Background

Koenig, Egmont Francis was born on April 23, 1892 in New York, New York, United States. Son of Doctor Herman and Louise Alice (Bopp) Koenig.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Columbia, 1912. Graduated from Command and General staff schedul, 1933.

Career

Private in British Army, 1914-1915. Assistant manager the Whitehouse Company, Spokane, Washington, 1915-1916. Second in command Lieutenant, infantry, United States Army, 1916, advancing through the grades to brigadier general, 1944.

Served as Lieutenant, advancing to captain and major, 21st Infantry, during World War I. Commanded United States troops in Alaska, 1919-1920. Office assistant to secretary of war, 1921-1924.

Instructor Army Industrial College, 1923-1924, Cavalry School, Fort Riley, 1928-1929, Command and General staff schedul, 1935-1940. Commandant Army Air Force Intelligence School Army Air Forces, 1942. United States member Bulgarian Armistice Commission, 1944.

Commanded all North African Base Sects., 1944. United Kingdom Base, Normandy Base and Channel Base Sects., 1945. Military attache to Czechoslovakia, 1946-1947.

Retired as brigadier general, May 1948. Decorations: Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit (twice), Bronze Star Medal. Commander British Empire.

Office of the French Legion of Honor.

Membership

Member Bulgarian Armistice Commission, 1944. Member Zeta Psi.; Clubs: Army-Navy.

Connections

Married Eleanor Carroll Hill, June 19, 1923. Children: Eleanor Carroll, Richard Hill, Alice Morgan.

father:
Doctor Herman Koenig

mother:
Louise Alice (Bopp) Koenig

spouse:
Eleanor Carroll Hill

children:
Eleanor Carroll Koenig

Richard Hill Koenig

Alice Morgan Koenig