Don Carlos Faith
Brigadier General, United States Army
at Washington, Indiana, on February 13, 1896, he enlisted in the Army in
1917 for service in World War I. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant,
and did not get to go overseas, but was sent to the Philippines and then
to China. He spent much of his career at training centers. He was awarded
the Distinguished Service Medal in 1944 for administration of training
programs for the Women's Army Corps. After retiring from the Army, he worked
as Dean of Men at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. He died
in 1963 and was buried in Section 4 of Arlington National Cemetery.
His wife, Katherine Reinsel Faith (1897-1973) is buried with him. His son, Lieuenant Colonel Don Carlos Faith, Jr was killed in action in Korea in 1950 and was awarded the Medal of Honor. His body was never found, but his father arranged to have an "in memory" statement inscribed on the rear of his own gravestone.
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Photo By M. R. Patterson, 24 April 2004