Lieutenant Colonel George A. Lynch

…commanded the 31st Infantry in the Philippines from February to June 1931 (5 months) while awaiting Colonel Gasser’s arrival.

Colonel Lynch was born in Iowa in 1880; graduated from the US Military Academy in 1903; and served in World War I where he was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal as a colonel; commanded US forces in China from 1935 to 1937; became the 5th Chief of Infantry in 1937; retired as a major general in 1941; died in 1962; and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery.