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Dr Charles Homer Drum

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Dr Charles Homer Drum

Birth
Death
1 Jun 1966 (aged 75)
Burial
Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
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Born in Wilkes-barre
Diverse and talented, Charles H. Drum was a Chiropractor, first rate salesman and Naval Officer. At the start of WWI Charles enlisted as a Naval Medic and was with General Smedley Butler's Marine Division in Haiti in 1915. It was there he lanced a boil on the rear end of a man named Franklin Delano Roosevelt, then Assistant Secretary of the Navy under President Woodrow Wilson. After the war Charles returned to Gettysburg and resumed his Chiropractic practice, but found a more lucrative business selling and maintaining medical equipment to the Navy at Bethesda Naval Hospital. When FDR became President, he remembered the man who lanced his boil and Charles was "requested" to resume his Naval career, his duty station was The White House, his job was attending to the President in a Chiropractic capacity which lasted for the duration of the Roosevelt Administration. After WWII ended he retired again from the Navy, moved back to Gettysburg and he and his wife Dorothy started a new career spoiling his grand kids.
Born in Wilkes-barre
Diverse and talented, Charles H. Drum was a Chiropractor, first rate salesman and Naval Officer. At the start of WWI Charles enlisted as a Naval Medic and was with General Smedley Butler's Marine Division in Haiti in 1915. It was there he lanced a boil on the rear end of a man named Franklin Delano Roosevelt, then Assistant Secretary of the Navy under President Woodrow Wilson. After the war Charles returned to Gettysburg and resumed his Chiropractic practice, but found a more lucrative business selling and maintaining medical equipment to the Navy at Bethesda Naval Hospital. When FDR became President, he remembered the man who lanced his boil and Charles was "requested" to resume his Naval career, his duty station was The White House, his job was attending to the President in a Chiropractic capacity which lasted for the duration of the Roosevelt Administration. After WWII ended he retired again from the Navy, moved back to Gettysburg and he and his wife Dorothy started a new career spoiling his grand kids.

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  • Created by: Randy
  • Added: Mar 30, 2006
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  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/13785234/charles_homer-drum: accessed ), memorial page for Dr Charles Homer Drum (13 Mar 1891–1 Jun 1966), Find a Grave Memorial ID 13785234, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA; Maintained by Randy (contributor 46833647).