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Walter Putney Boatwright Edit Profile

army officer.

Walter Putney Boatwright, American army officer. Awarded Purple Heart, Officer of Order of Black Star (France), Legion of Merit, Distinguished Service Medal.

Background

Boatwright, Walter Putney was born on March 17, 1886 in Buckingham County, Virginia, United States. Son of Walter Leake and Mary Alice (Putney) Boatwright.

Education

Student Fork Union Military Academy, 1902-1903. Bachelor of Science, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1907. Student Massachusetts Institute Technology, 1915-1916, Coast Artillery School, 1914, Command and General staff schedul, 1925-1926.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant, 1908. Promoted through grades to brigadier general, 1940. Served with Artillery, American Expeditionary Force, 1917-1919 (temporary major and lieutenant colonel), participating in battles of Aisne, Marne, Oise-Aisne, Argonne.

Commanding general, Frankford Arsenal. District chief New York Ordnance District. Commanding general, Office chief of Ordnance, Detroit.

Membership

Clubs: Army and Navy Country (Washington), Detroit. Retired from active service February 28, 1946.

Connections

Married Gladys Sweeting Curry, June 29, 1912. Children: Joan Dolores, Walter Putney.

father:
Walter Leake Boatwright

mother:
Mary Alice (Putney) Boatwright

spouse:
Gladys Sweeting Curry

children:
Joan Dolores Boatwright

Walter Putney Boatwright