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army officer.

Walter Campbell Sweeney, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal for distinguished service Argonne-Meuse offensive; Silver Star for gallantry at Apremont, France, September 28, 1918; Officer Legion of Honor (France); Commander with Star Royal Order St. Olav (Norway).


Sweeney, Walter Campbell was born on November 16, 1876 in Wheeling, West Virginia, United States. Son of Andrew James and Maria (Hanna) Sweeney.


Graduate Linsly Institute, Wheeling, 1895. Distinguished graduate School of Line, United States Army, 1912. Graduated from Army Staff College, 1913, Army War College, 1920.


Colonel Richard B. Gayle), Colonel Walter Campbell, Anne-Eloise (major WAC). Enlisted as private 1st West Virginia Infantry Vols., May 1898, and advanced to Second lieutenant, Spanish-American War. Second in command Lieutenant Infantry United States Army, June 1, 1899.

Advanced through grades to major general, June 1, 1938.


  • Other Work

    • Author: Military Intelligence: A New Weapon in War, 1924.


Served in Philippine Insurrection, 1901, Pulajane campaign, 1906-1907, Moro outbreaks, 1910-1911. Member S.A.R., Sojourners, Military Order World War, American Legion. Mason (Shriner).; Clubs: Army and Navy (Washington).


Married Anne McConnell, April. Children: Elizabeth Josephine (wife of Lieutenant.

Andrew James Sweeney

Maria (Hanna) Sweeney

Anne McConnell

Elizabeth Josephine (wife of Lt Sweeney