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army officer

Laurence Halstead, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal (United States). Club: Corinthian Yacht, Army and Navy.


Halstead, Laurence was born on October 21, 1875 in Cincinnati. Son of Colonel Benton and Rowena (Smith) Halstead.


Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1899. Honor graduated from Army School of the Line, 1910. Graduated from Army Staff College, 1911, Army War College, 1925.


Commissioned Second lieutenant infantry, United States Army, 1899. Promoted through grades to brigadier general, 1935. With the 11th Infantry, P.R., 1899-1900, 13th Infantry, Philippine Islands and San Francisco, 1901-1904, 6th Infantry, 1905-1913.

Chief of staff 84th Division, Camp Taylor, Kentucky, 1917. Assistant chief of staff 1st Army, France 1918-1919. Instructor Army Center of Artillery Studies, Trier, Germany, 1919.

With War Department General Staff, 1922-1924. Commander 27th Infantry, 1926-1928. Chief of staff 7th Corps Area, Omaha, Nebraska, 1929-1931.

Executive, office of chief of infantry, Department of War, Washington, 1931-1934. Commander 12th Infantry, Fort Howard, Maryland., 1934-1935. Commander Pacific Sector, Panama Canal, 1935-1938.

Retired May 31, 1938.


Club: Corinthian Yacht, Army and Navy.


Married Ann Louise Maus, February 10, 1903. Children: Laurence, Mervin.

Colonel Benton Halstead

Rowena (Smith) Halstead

Ann Louise Maus

Laurence Halstead

Mervin Halstead