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army officer

William Lassiter, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal (United States); Knight Commander Order of St. Michael and St. George (British); Commander Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur’Honneur; Croix de Guerre, 2 palms (French). Served with battery at attack and capture of Santiago, Cuba, July 1898.

Background

Lassiter, William was born on September 29, 1867 in Petersburg, Virginia, United States. Son of D. W. and A. H. Lassiter.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1889, Artillery School, 1894.

Career

Commissioned add. Second lieutenant 4th Artillery, 1889. Promoted through grades to colonel, 1916. Brigadier general National Army, 1917.

Major general, 1918; from brigadier general to major general regular army, 1920-1922.

Membership

Served with battery at attack and capture of Santiago, Cuba, July 1898.

Connections

Married Jeannette Johnson, October 5, 1935.

father:
D. W.

mother:
A. H. Lassiter

spouse:
Jeannette Johnson