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First Name: Edwin

Last Name: Ferris

Birthplace: Washington, DC, USA

Gender: Male

Branch: Army (1784 - present)

Home of Record: Washington, DC
Middle Name: Hood

Date of Birth: 19 April 1912

Date of Death: 23 February 2012

Rank: Colonel

Years Served: 1935 - 1949
Edwin Hood Ferris

Graduate, U.S. Military Academy, Class of 1935

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)


Edwin Hood Ferris was born on 19 April 1912 in Washington, DC, the son of Fergus Patrick Ferris and Matilda Kain "Maude" Billman Ferris.

Ferris was a 1935 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY. After graduating from the Academy and being commissioned as a Second Lieutenant, he served in a variety of assignments in the U.S., including Hawaii, until World War ll.

In 1944, then-Lieutenant Colonel Ferris commanded the 48th Tank Battalion, 14th Armored Division, as it liberated regions of Alsace-Lorraine, France. During the battle for the town of Barr, France, on 28 November 1944, LTC Ferris was severely wounded in both legs and was replaced as Battalion CO by Division that day.

After the war, he continued his Army career until disability from his wounds caused his early retirement in 1949.

Post-Military Life

In his new career, Ferris served with the Central Intelligence Agency with assignments in Washington, DC, and Athens, Greece. Upon his final retirement, he and his wife, Marie McCoy Ferris, resided in Rockville, MD, and San Antonio, TX.

Medals and Awards

Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart
American Campaign Medal
European-African-Middle Eastern Campaign Medal with Bronze Service Star
World War II Victory Medal

Death and Burial

Colonel Edwin Hood Ferris died on 23 February 2012 in San Antonio, TX. He is buried at Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Bexar County, TX.

Honoree ID: 227354   Created by: MHOH




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