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army officer

James Thomas Duke, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Victory, Mexican Service, Mexican Border Service, American Defense Service medals. Member advisory committee Community Development Council, Charleston, South Carolina.; Member American Legion, American Horse Show Association, Kappa Alpha Southern.

Background

Duke, James Thomas was born on June 10, 1893 in California, Maryland, United States. Son of John and Lilly (Jarboe) Duke.

Education

Bachelor of Science, University Maryland, 1916. Graduate Cavalry School 1923, Equitation Course, 1924, Ecole d’Application de Cavalrie, Saumur, France, 1928, Command and General staff schedul, 1934, Chemical Warfare School, 1934, Army Industrial College, 1940.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant, Cavalry, United States Army, 1917, and advanced through the grades to brigadier general, 1943. Instructor of equitation, United States Cavalry School, Fort Riley, 1924-1927, 1928-1932. General staff, 1st Cavalry, Fort Bliss, Texas, 1937-1939.

Executive officer, Office Chief of Cavalry, Washington, District of Columbia, 1941-1942. General staff, Army Ground Forces, Army War College, 1942. Commanding general, Charleston Port of Embarkation, Charleston, South Carolina., 1942-1950.

Commanding officer Fort Myer, 1950-1953. Retired 1953.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: United States Cavalry R.O.T.C. Manual, 1940, 1941.

Membership

Member advisory committee Community Development Council, Charleston, South Carolina. Member American Legion, American Horse Show Association, Kappa Alpha Southern. Clubs: Propeller; Member of the United States Olympic Equestrian Squad, 1932.

Member Fort Riley Horse Show Team, 1924-1927, 1928-1932. Participated in engagement with Mexicans, Nogales, Arizona, August 1918.

Connections

Married Lupe O’Neill, May 15, 1919. Children: James Thomas, Mary Dolores, Ralph Leonard.

father:
John Duke

mother:
Lilly (Jarboe) Duke

spouse:
Lupe O’Neill

children:
James Thomas Duke

Mary Dolores Duke

Ralph Leonard Duke