Colonel Earle W. Tanner

…commanded the 31st Infantry in the Philippines from March to August 1930 (5 months).
Colonel Tanner was born in 1876 in New York; was commissioned in the Field Artillery in 1898; received a temporary commission as a captain in the Infantry in 1899; served in the Spanish-American War and World War I; retired as a colonel; and died in 1954. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.