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Gen Ammon B Critchfield

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Gen Ammon B Critchfield

Birth
Holmes County, Ohio, USA
Death
22 Sep 1942 (aged 79)
Wayne County, Ohio, USA
Burial
Shreve, Wayne County, Ohio, USA
Memorial ID
35711587 View Source

Ammon Critchfield began his military career in 1884. He served during the Spanish American War and World War I. He was the founder of Camp Perry, Ohio, in 1906, and was largely responsible for the establishment of Fort Benning, in Georgia. Early in his career, Critchfield edited the newspaper in Shreve, Wayne Co., Ohio. In 1907, he and Gen. George W. Wingate authored "A Report on the Feasibility and Advisability of Some Policy to Inaugurate a System of Rifle Practice throughout the Public Schools of the Country." From 1936 to 1937, Critchfield was president of the National Rifle Association. He first married Lavina CAMMARN, who died a year after marriage. He secondly married Frances BUCHER. A son and a daughter were born to his second marriage. He was the son of William Perry CRITCHFIELD and Lavina ROSS.

Ammon Critchfield began his military career in 1884. He served during the Spanish American War and World War I. He was the founder of Camp Perry, Ohio, in 1906, and was largely responsible for the establishment of Fort Benning, in Georgia. Early in his career, Critchfield edited the newspaper in Shreve, Wayne Co., Ohio. In 1907, he and Gen. George W. Wingate authored "A Report on the Feasibility and Advisability of Some Policy to Inaugurate a System of Rifle Practice throughout the Public Schools of the Country." From 1936 to 1937, Critchfield was president of the National Rifle Association. He first married Lavina CAMMARN, who died a year after marriage. He secondly married Frances BUCHER. A son and a daughter were born to his second marriage. He was the son of William Perry CRITCHFIELD and Lavina ROSS.


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