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Albert Walton Kenner
Birth: Dec. 15, 1889
Holyoke
Hampden County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Nov. 12, 1959
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

US Army Major General. One of America's most decorated military physicians, he saw notable service in both World Wars. Raised in Virginia, he attended high school at Washington's elite Emerson Institute then earned his undergraduate degree in 1910 and his M.D. in 1915, both from George Washington University. Dr. Kenner joined the Army in 1916 and during World War I served in France with the 26th. Infantry Regiment, 1st. Infantry Division, American Expeditionary Force, was wounded in combat, and received the Distinguished Service Cross, the Army's second highest award for gallantry, for action at Soissons on July 22, 1918. Through the interbellum years he was assigned to a variety of locations including West Point, Washington, DC, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, Boston, Paris, and Manila then begining in 1936 was Post Surgeon at Fort Myer, Virginia, and physician to the Post Commander, then-Colonel George S. Patton. In the early phase of World War II he was at Fort Knox, Kentucky, then was transferred to Morocco where he was the medical officer for Operation Torch, the 1942 invasion of Casablanca. Advanced to Brigadier General on December 1, 1942, he received his second star on October 7, 1943; Dr. Kenner was subsequently chief medical officer for Operation Overlord, the D-Day invasion, and was later Third Army Surgeon making him once again Patton's doctor. With the cessation of hostilities he served as European Theater Surgeon before his final posting to the staff of the Surgeon General of the Army. Following his June 30, 1949, retirement Dr. Kenner remained in the Washington area. His decorations include the Distinguished Service Cross, three Silver Stars, the Purple Heart, two Distinguished Service Medals, the Legion of Merit, the French Legion of Honor, and the Croix de Guerre of both France and Belgium. Today Kenner Army Health Clinic at Fort Lee, Virginia, carries his name. (bio by: Bob Hufford) 
 
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 Spouse:
  Raymonde Minard Kenner (1896 - 1959)*
 
 Children:
  Albert W Kenner (1922 - 1995)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Note: M/GEN USA
 
Burial:
Arlington National Cemetery
Arlington
Arlington County
Virginia, USA
Plot: Sec: 2, Site: 4764 LH
 
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Originally Created by: John C. Anderson
Record added: Feb 25, 2010
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Albert Walton Kenner
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- bob tarte
 Added: May. 29, 2017
Thank you, General for your lifetime of leadership and service to our country while serving United States Army. May you rest in peace, sir.
- Daniel Moran
 Added: Dec. 15, 2016

- sjm
 Added: Dec. 15, 2016
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