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COLONEL DANIEL B. LEININGER, FORT ORD POST VETERINARIAN RETIREMENT, 1943


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COLONEL DANIEL B. LEININGER, FORT ORD POST VETERINARIAN, RETIREMENT 1943


Post Veterinarian Commander at the Station Veterinary Hospital at Fort Ord was Colonel Daniel B. Leininger, V.C. (DLIFLC & POM Archives)

June 22, 2012

Greg
Here is a copy of my Great Grand Uncle's Fort Ord HQ general order #4 "RETIREMENT OF COL. D B LEININGER" ... it gives a nice summary of his service history.

John Gillmartin


COLONEL DANIEL B. LEININGER, U.S. ARMY VETERINARY CORPS
Colonel Daniel B. Leininger was born November 27, 1879, in Wernersville, Pa. He received his degree of D.V.S. from Kansas City Veterinary College in 1906, and entered the Army as veterinarian with 12th Cavalry on September 25, 1911 transferred to the 14th Cavalry on May 24, 1913, transferred to 8th Cavalry October 1, 1913. He was on duty with the 7th Cavalry, Camp Stewart, Texas, when he accepted a commission as assistant veterinarian with the rank of First Lieutenant on April 4, 1917, under the Act of June 3, 1916. He was promoted through the grades, attaining the rank of colonel on September 29, 1937. Colonel Leininger served as instructor at the Mounted Service School, Fort Riley, and Kansas. He was a graduate of the Army Veterinary School in 1920, a post-graduate course in 1936. Colonel Leininger served a tour of duty in the Philippines and also at Camp Harry J. Jones, Arizona: Camp Marfa, Texas, Presidio of Monterey, California, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and Fort Bliss, Texas. He was on duty at the Fort Ord, California at the time of his retirement on June 30, 1943.

LEININGER, DANIEL B.
Colonel U.S. Army
Served: World War I, World War II
Date of Birth: 11-27-1875
Date of Death: 01-08-1960
Buried: San Francisco National Cemetery, Section EE Site 1-B


COLONEL DANIEL B. LEININGER, POST VETERINARIAN FORT ORD STATION VETERINARY HOSPITAL 1942-1943

Assigned to Fort Ord Station Veterinary Hospital, February 4, 1942 to his retirement on June 30, 1943.

On December 14, 2013 while attending the "Wreaths Across America Ceremony" at the National Cemetery on the Presidio of San Francisco I had a chance to find, visit and lay a wreath on Col Leininger and his wife Annie's graves. I had done the research on Col. Leininger and this was a great honor for me to finally visit his grave. We salute and honor your service.

Col. Daniel B. Leininger
Born: November 27, 1879
Died: October 8, 1960

Mary Ann (Annie) Marshall Leininger
Born: June 24, 1898
Died: February 24, 1985

Annie was an educated and artistic person. When she was in her middle years she had a physical breakdown and was unable to care for her family. Uncle Dan made special provisions for his sick wife and for her care for the rest of her life.

Burial site: Section E-East 1-B and Section E-East 2-A

GPS entrance to the National Cemetery on the Presidio of San Francisco gate: N37.71149° W122.21078°


Col. Leininger (left) and his wife Annie grave sites at the National Cemetery on the Presidio of San Francisco. December 14, 2013


Colonel Daniel B. Leininger was born November 27, 1879, in Wernersville, Pa. He received his degree of D.V.S. from Kansas City Veterinary College in 1906, and entered the Army as veterinarian with 12th Cavalry on September 25, 1911 transferred to the 14th Cavalry on May 24, 1913, transferred to 8th Cavalry October 1, 1913. He was on duty with the 7th Cavalry, Camp Stewart, Texas, when he accepted a commission as assistant veterinarian with the rank of First Lieutenant on April 4, 1917, under the Act of June 3, 1916. He was promoted through the grades, attaining the rank of colonel on September 29, 1937. Colonel Leininger served as instructor at the Mounted Service School, Fort Riley, and Kansas. He was a graduate of the Army Veterinary School in 1920, a post-graduate course in 1936. Colonel Leininger served a tour of duty in the Philippines and also at Camp Harry J. Jones, Arizona: Camp Marfa, Texas, Presidio of Monterey, California, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, and Fort Bliss, Texas. He was on duty at the Fort Ord, California at the time of his retirement on June 30, 1943.


Mary Ann (Annie) Marshall Leininger
Born: June 24, 1898
Died: February 24, 1985


Col. Leininger (left) and his wife Annie grave sites at the National Cemetery on the Presidio of San Francisco. December 14, 2013


View of San Francisco bay from Col. Leininger and his wife Annie's grave site. I couldn't think of a nice place to rest in peace than this.


Section B/A: Col. Leininger (left) and his wife Annie grave sites at the National Cemetery on the Presidio of San Francisco. December 14, 2013.


View of San Francisco bay, National Cemetery on the Presidio of San Francisco.


Red dot mark the spot of Col. Leininger and his wife Annie's grave site.



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