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Brigadier General James L. Dalton, II
U. S. Army, 25th Infantry Division, Assistant Commander
Background
James Leo Dalton, II was born on January 20, 1910 in New Britain, Connecticut.

Wartime History
On May 16, 1945 U. S. Army Brigadier General James Leo Dalton, II, Assistant Commander of the 25th Infantry Division (25th ID) was killed on by a sniper in the vicinity of Balete Pass. Afterwards, Balete Pass was named "Dalton Pass" by the Americans in his honor.

Memorials
Dalton is buried at Manila American Cemetery at section D Row 15 Lot 109.

Awards
Dalton earned Distinguished Service Cross (DSC), Silver Star, Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf Cluster, Air Medal and Purple Heart, posthumously.

References
Abilene Reporter-News "Young General Dalton A Natural Leader" June 2, 1945
American Battle Monuments Commission (AMBC) - Brigadier General James L. Dalton, II
FindAGrave - BG James Leo Dalton, II (photo, grave photo)


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