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army officer.

William Roderick Sample, American army officer.

Background

Sample, William Roderick was born on June 29, 1866 in Memphis, Tennessee, United States. Son of Review W. A. Sample.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1888.

Career

Appointed add. Second lieutenant 14th Infantry, June 11, 1888. Second lieutenant, July 1, 1888. First lieutenant 13th Infantry, October 1, 1895.

Captain, a.a.g., vols., May 20, 1898. Honorary discharged vols., April 7, 1899. Captain 3d Infantry, April 1, 1899.

Major, March 11, 1911. Adjutant general, March 28, 1912. Assigned to 20th Infantry, December 6, 1914.

Lieutenant colonel, July 1, 1916. Col, May 15, 1917; nominate brigadier general byPres.Wilson, December 17, 1917. Duty with Arkansas National Guard, 1893-1895.

Participated in assault on San Juan Hill, Cuba, July 1, 1898, and recommended for brevet. In Philippine Islands, 1899-1902, and 1909-1912, Alaska, 1904-1906. Commanded base of Mexican Punitive Expedition at Columbus, New Mexico, March-June, 1916.

Appointed commander Officers’ Training Camp, Madison Barracks, New York, May-October, 1917. Brigadier general commanding advance section of S.O.S. of the American Expeditionary Force in France, November 1917-June 1919. Home: Fort Smith, Arkansas.

Connections

Married Bettie M. C. Saunders, of Birmingham, Alabama, May 27, 1891.

father:
Review W. A. Sample. Sample

spouse:
Bettie M. C. Saunders