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army officer

Halstead Dorey, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Cross and Distinguished Service Medal (United States); Officer Legion of Honor and Croix de Guerre (French); Purple Heart and Silver Star (United States, each 3 oak leaf clusters).

Background

Dorey, Halstead was born on February 7, 1874 in St. Louis, Missouri, United States. Son of William A. and Georgiana (Banks) Dorey.

Education

Graduate Shattuck School, Fairbault, Minnesota, graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1897.

Career

M. F. Grant, United States Army), Ednah Cheney. Additional Second lieutenant, June 1897. Promoted through grades to major November 1, 1933.

Retired, 1936. In Santiago Campaign, Spanish-American War, 1898. Philippine Insurrection, 1899-1901. Various fights with Moros, 1903-1905.

Vera Cruz Expedition, 1908. Commander 4th Infantry (emergency colonel), in France, May-October 1918. Participated in battles, Aisne, Aisne-Marne, Champaigne-Marne, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne.

Membership

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

Connections

Married Theodora Cheney, September 20, 1905. Children: Georgiana (wife Colonel.

father:
William A. Dorey

mother:
Georgiana (Banks) Dorey

spouse:
Theodora Cheney

child:
Georgiana (wife Col Dorey