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Report of the Adjutant General of Iowa

Iowa National Guard Activities

Fort Sill School of Musketry


           On May 25, 1917, the Militia Bureau asking the Adjutant General to recommend one major or lieutenant colonel from each National Guard regiment of Infantry and cavalry to be sent to the School of Musketry, Fort Sill, Oklahoma to be trained as instructors in rifle machine gun and grenade training. Recommendation was made by this office for Lt. Col. Mathew A. Tinley, 3rd Infantry, Council Bluffs; Major Sheppard B. Philpot, 2nd Infantry, Fort Dodge and Major Glenn L. Laffer, 1st Squadron Cavalry, Washington.


~reference: State of Iowa 1918, Report of the Adjutant General of Iowa, for the Biennial Period Ended June 30, 1918. Louis G. Lasher, Adjutant General. Published by the State of Iowa, Des Moines

~ contributed by Cay Merriman for Iowa in the Great War Special Project


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