Brigadier General, United States Army
career Army officer who was wounded in the Philippine Islands during the
Insurrection there, and where he was cited for gallantry, he also served
in Mexico, where he was a Major commnding a unit of the 8th United States
Cavalry in the pursuit of Pancho Villa.
On his arrival in France in July 1917, he was assigned to the Operations Section, General Headquarters, American Expeditionary Force. He was made Deputy Chief of Staff, May 1918, and promoted to the rank of Brigadier General. He remained at GHQ until June 1919.
He then reverted to his permanent rank of Major and became Assistant Commandant of the General Service School at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. In 1924, he re-attained the grade of Brigadier General and died in 1931 while commanding the 14th Brigade and the 89th Reserve Division at Omaha, Nebraska. (1872-1931).
He is buried in Section 7 of Arlington National
Cemetery. His wife, Effee Trotyer Eltinge (1874-1958), is buried with him.
Le Roy Eltinge of New York
Appointed from New York, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 17 June 1891 (10)
Second Lieutenant, 4th United States Cavalry, June 1896
First Lieutenant, 6th United Statates Cavalry, 15 July 1899
Captain, 15th United States Cavalry, 6 February 1902
Updated: 18 November 2000
Updated: 5 March 2003