Colonel Frederick W. Bugbee

…commanded the 31st Infantry in Siberia from October 1919 to April 1920 (7 months).

Colonel_Frederick_W_BugbeeColonel Bugbee was born in California in 1874; served as a private with the 1st U.S. Volunteer Cavalry “The Rough Riders” during the Spanish-American War where he was wounded and decorated for Bravery at Kettle Hill; was commissioned from the ranks in 1901; served in France during World War I; was serving in the Office of the Chief of Infantry as a colonel in 1932 when he died; and is buried at Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia.

Colonel Frederick H. Sargent

…commanded the 31st Infantry in the Philippines and Siberia June 1917-October 1919 (28 months).

Colonel Sargent was born in Illinois in 1863; graduated from the US Military Academy in 1886; retired as a colonel; died in 1928; and is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia. His son also graduated from the Military Academy.

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.