Date of birth: February 7, 1874
Date of death: June 19, 1946
Place of Birth: Missouri, St. Louis
Home of record: St. Louis Missouri
Halstead Dorey graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1897. He retired as a U.S. Army Major General.
The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Colonel (Infantry) Halstead Dorey, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Colonel Dorey commanded with distinction the 4th Infantry Regiment, 3d Division, American Expeditionary Forces, during the battle of the Marne, the advance from the Marne to the Ourcq, and in the advance to the Ourcq, capturing Charmel, Charmel-Chateau, Villardelle Ferme, and Roncheres. The success attained by his command were greatly influenced by the high qualities of leadership he continually displayed in all these operations.
General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 59 (1919)
Action Date: World War I
Company: Commanding Officer
Regiment: 4th Infantry Regiment
Division: 3d Division, American Expeditionary Forces