…commanded the 31st Infantry in the Philippines from February 1926 to February 1928 (24 months).

Colonel Berry was born in Illinois in 1874, graduated from the US Military Academy in 1894, was commissioned in the Infantry, served in the Philippines during the Philippine Insurrection (1904-1906), served with General Pershing during the Mexican Expedition, commanded the 338th Infantry Regiment in France during World War I, retired in 1933 as a colonel, and died in California in 1942. One of his former junior officers remarked on learning of his death that “The Colonel was a fine soldier. He was a splendid commanding officer and all the junior officers of the regiment were fond of him. “



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