Colonel Walter H. Gordon

commanded the 31st Infantry in the Philippines from August 1916 to June 1917 (10 months).

Colonel Gordon was born in Vermont in 1863; graduated from the US Military Academy in 1886; commanded the 6th Division in France during World War I; commanded the Infantry School from 1921 to 1923; retired as a major general; died in 1924; and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.