Colonel Samuel T. Mackall

…commanded the 31st Infantry in the Philippines from June 1934 to February 1936 (21 months).

Colonel Mackall was born in 1880 in Maryland, received an AB degree from St John’s College, was commissioned in 1901 by direct appointment; served in the Philippine Insurrection; headed the intelligence staffs of the 26th Division and VI Corps in World War I; died in 1937 while heading the War Department’s Military Intelligence Division as a colonel, and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery. Six officers who served with him in the 31st Infantry, including his predecessor, were his pallbearers.