Alexander Newton Stark, Jr.
Brigadier General, United States Army
Brigadier General Alexander Newton Stark Jr.,
Commissioned in the Infantry 1917
Served with 18th & 61st Infantry Regiments,
STARK, ALEXANDER N., JR.
Major, U.S. Army
61st Infantry Regiment, 5th Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 7, 1918
General Orders No. 46, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Fortress Monroe, Virginia
The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Alexander N. Stark, Jr., Major, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Cote St. Germaine, France, November 7, 1918
His battalion being stopped by machine-gun
fire in the attack of November 7, 1918, Major Stark personally led it in
a renewed attack and thus succeeded in gaining the Cote St. Germain. Major
Stark personally captured a machine-gun and 13 prisoners, his personal
example of fearlessness encouraging his men to advance against odds.
Buried nearby in the same section are his parents (Alexander Newton Stark, Colonel, United States Army (15 September 1869-8 May 1926) and Mary Stark (4 February 1871-11 April 1957).
Also nearby is his brother, Thomas Newton Stark, Colonel, United States Army (29 November 1896-12 October 1983) and his wife.
We are activcely seeking additional inforamtion on these individuals.
STARK, ALEXANDER JR
STARK, HAZEL G WID OF STARK, ALEXANDER JR
Photo By M. R. Patterson, October 2007
Photo By M. R. Patterson, 24 April 2004