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Gen Charles Wythe Gleaves Rich
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Birth: Dec. 22, 1910
Tazewell County
Virginia, USA
Death: Aug. 24, 1993
Beaufort County
South Carolina, USA

RICH, Charles Wythe Gleaves died August 24, 1993

Retired Lt. Gen. Charles Wythe Gleaves Rich died Tuesday at the Preston Health Center on Hilton Head Island after a long illness.

Born in Bandy, Va., on Dec. 22, 1910, and was the son of the late John Robert and Anna Gleaves Rich.

He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1935.

During World War II, he served in the 19th Infantry in Hawaii, as executive of the parachute school at Ft. Benning, Ga., in Europe in the Sixth Army Group, and as the deputy chief of staff, XXI Corps.

He held several posts after the war and retired in 1970 after his last assignment as Deputy Commanding General, Continental Army Command.

His awards included the Distinguished Service Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster; the Silver Star and Bronze Star.

He was a former member of the board of trustees of Hilton Head Hospital and a hospital volunteer, and served on the Human Relations Council of Hilton Head Island.

He was a member of All Saints Episcopal Church on Hilton Head Island.

Survivors include his wife, Eleanor Digby Rich of Port Royal Plantation; two daughters, Anne Palastra of Myrtle, Mo., and Roselyn Smith of Hawaii; Three sisters, Mrs. Peter Keenan of Hilton Head Island, Mrs. William Sydnor of Alexandria, Va. and Mrs. James Sampselle of Newport News, Va; a brother, John Rich of Savannah, Ga.; six grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.

Services will be 3 p.m. Friday at All Saints Episcopal Church with the Rev. John Gregory Prior officiating with interment in the Post Cemetery, U.S. Military Academy at West Point with full military honors.



 
 
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 Parents:
  John Robert Rich (1883 - 1962)
  Anna Gleaves Rich (1882 - 1974)
 
 Siblings:
  Charles Wythe Gleaves Rich (1910 - 1993)
  Margaret Keene Rich Keenan (1912 - 2005)*
  Anna Rich Sampselle (1916 - 2006)*
  Belisa Robinson Rich Coulter (1919 - 1981)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
United States Military Academy Post Cemetery
West Point
Orange County
New York, USA
 
Created by: Donald Rich
Record added: Mar 03, 2013
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Gen Charles Wythe Gleaves Rich
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