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army officer.

Robert L. Spragins, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal with oak leaf cluster, Silver Star, Purple Heart with oak leaf cluster, Army unit citation, United States Coast Guard Silver Medal of Honor. Director 1st National Bank, Huntsville Ice & Coal Company, Phillips Brick & Tile Company (all of Huntsville).

Background

Spragins, Robert L. was born on November 12, 1890 in Huntsville, Alabama, United States. Son of Robert Elias and Susan Patton (Echols) Spragins.

Education

Educated U. Alabama, 1906-1907. University of Virginia, 1908-1909. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, 1913.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant, Infantry, 1913, advanced through grades to major general, 1943. Retired, August 1945.

Connections

Married Marguerite Stephens Van Vliet, January 27, 1915. Children: Robert Beirne, Charles Echols, Stewart Van Vliet.

father:
Robert Elias Spragins

mother:
Susan Patton (Echols) Spragins

spouse:
Marguerite Stephens Van Vliet

children:
Robert Beirne Spragins

Charles Echols Spragins

Stewart Van Vliet Spragins