Biography of David L. Ruffner

 

Maj., District Commander, Sparta CCC District, VI Corps Area, United States, USA

 

From Sparta Civilian Conservation Corps District, Sixth Corps Area, 1937 Annual

 

Major David L. Ruffner

Third F.A., U.S.A.

District Commander

 

Born Charleston, West Virginia, May 26, 1896. Education: Charleston W.Va., grammar and high schools. Entered Virginia Military Institute 1913. Graduated April 30, 1917, with degree of B.S. Entered First Officers Training Camp Ft. Meyer, Ga., May 15, 1917. Commissioned Captain FA-Res., August 15, 1917. Resigned as Captain FA-Res, November 8, 1917, to accept commission as Second Lieut. FA, Regular Army.

 

Service Overseas: Served overseas December 12, 1917, until June 19, 1919, with following organizations: Replacement Bn. 6 F.A., 103rd F.A., 26 Div. Army Artillery School, Valduhon, France.

 

Other Service: Continuous service in F.A. in U.S. and Canal Zone; twice with following organizations: 81st F.A., Ft. Knox, Ky.; Mo. N.G., ROTC, Harvard University. 5 F.A. and 16 F.A., Ft. Bragg, NC, Graduate F.A. School, Ft. Sill, Okla., class 1924-25; 2d F.A., Canal Zone, 3d F.A., Ft. Sheridan.

 

CCC Duty: CCC duty as executive, Sparta CCC Dist., May 27, 1935-May 16, 1936. District Commander, May 17, 1936, to date.

 

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