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army officer

Roy Eugene Blount, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal, Army Commendation Ribbon.

Background

Blount, Roy Eugene was born on June 13, 1889 in Crawford, Texas, United States. Son of Ben F. and Ida (Bewley) Blount.

Education

Graduate Cavalry School Troops Officers course, 1926, Commanded and General staff schedul, 1932. Army Industrial School, 1933.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant Texas National Guard, 1912, captain, 1915. On active duty in federal service, Troop A, 1st Squadron Cavalry, Texas, National Guard, 1916-1917. Promoted major, 1918.

Discharge, 1920; commissioned captain, cavalry, United States Army, 1920, and advanced through the grades to brigadier general, 1944. Assistant chief of staff, G-3, 3d Division, 1932-1937. Executive and commander 5th cavalry, 1938-1939.

Faculty Cavalry School, 1940. Assistant chief of staff G-4, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Bliss, Texas, 1940-1941. Assistant chief, later chief of staff, Headquarters VII Corps, San Jose, California.

Became assistant chief of staff, Hawaiian Department (Central Pacific Theater of Operations), May-August 1943. Assumed command Army Port and Service command. Central Pacific Theater of Operations, August 1943.

Connections

Married Lodie Drinkle, 1916.

father:
Ben F. Blount

mother:
Ida (Bewley) Blount

spouse:
Lodie Drinkle