IAGenWeb Project - Allamakee co.
updated 10/04/2014

U.S. Army Academy, West Point
U.S. Air Force Academy, Fort Collins, Colorado
U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Maryland

This is a compiled list - and probably is not complete. Do you have a photo or information about someone who was born in, lived in or is buried in Allamakee county who attended one of the United States Military Academies? Please share it by contacting the Allamakee co. coordinator.

Decker, David Leigh, Waukon. Graduated from Waukon High School in 1948, entered the US Navy and served as an ET-3 at the Navel Academy, Annapolis, during the Korean war. Graduated in 1956 from Iowa State University at Ames, as an Electrical Engineer. He worked on te Gemini Space Program. He died in 2009 in Missouri and is buried in Waukon. ~Obituary

Griffin, Robert W., Waukon, was graduated from West Point in 1937, where he was captain of the varsity baseball team his last year. WWII veteran, He retired as a Colonel. Died 1987 & buried in Holy Hope cemetery, Tucson, AZ
~Dubuque Telegraph-Herald, March 18, 1943 & obituary

Harrington, Robert E., was an outstanding Postville High School athlete, attended Cornell College and graduated from West Point. A veteran of World War II, he retired as a Colonel. Died in Arlington, Washington in 1985. (Obituary)

Lloyd, Charles F.
(graduate No. 2546), was appointed [to the Military Academy at West Point] from Lansing, Allamakee county, and graduated June 17, 1874, No. 38 in his class of 41. He served on frontier duty until June 10, 1883, when he resigned, engaging in private business in Butte, Montana, where he became Colonel of the Montana Militia. May 14, 1898 he was appointed and commissioned Lieutenant-Colonel, 3d United States Volunteer Cavalry, serving with the regiment until he was honorably mustered out of service September 8, 1898. (Iowa At West Point and Annapolis - full citation at bottom of the page)

Reed, Milton E., entered the Naval Academy [at Annapolis] from Waukon, September 5, 1887, and is at present (1904) a Lieutenant on the Active List. (Iowa At West Point and Annapolis - full citation at bottom of the page)

Captain Milton E. Reed died in San Francisco, CA on January 28, 1932. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Obituary & photo


~ Iowa At West Point and Annapolis, compiled by Alice M. Steele from Gen. George W. Cullum's "Biographical Register of the Officers
and Graduates of the Military Academy", the "Army Register" (record of service complete to Oct. 1904) and from Navy Department lists
& the "Navy Register"; complete list printed in the Annals of Iowa, Vol. VI, No. 8. January 1905


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