Fred Taylor Cruse
Colonel, United States Army
He graduated from the United States Military
Academy in the Class of 1907.
To command the district the Army chose Colonel Fred T. Cruse, who previously had been in charge of the security guard for the Panama Canal.
In April Colonel Cruse met with the officer of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police who had been appointed as his opposite number, and this visit began a close collaboration between local Canadian and American military authorities that continued until 1944. In May 1941 the Army replaced the remaining infantry company with the 702d Battalion, Military Police.
NOTE: A possible son, James
Hamilton Cruse, Captain, United States Army, is buried nearby in Arlington
COLONEL FRED T. CRUSE
BALBOA, Canal Zone - August 5, 1949 - Colonel Fred T. Cruse, USA, retired, died in Gorgas Hospital here today at the age of 63.
Colonel Fred T. Cruse, a Kentuckian, was graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1907 and attained his Colonelcy in 1945. His widow survives.
After a memorial service here his ashes will be sent to Arlington National Cemetery for burial.
Colonel Cruse had served as military attache Managua, Nicaragua, and in 1942 was named Director of Nicaraguan Military Academy, where he taught the cadets commando tactics. He was made a General in the Nicaraguan Army.
In December 1943, he was recalled from Nicaragua
to resume his duties as a military attaché in Central America.
CRUSE, MARJORIE HINDS D/O CRUSE, FRED