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MG Charles Evans Kilbourne, Jr

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MG Charles Evans Kilbourne, Jr

  • Birth 23 Dec 1872 Fort Myer Heights, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Death 12 Nov 1963 Washington, District of Columbia, District Of Columbia, USA
  • Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
  • Plot Section 3 Lot 1705
  • Memorial ID 7877756

Philippine Insurrection Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. He was a First Lieutenant, in the U.S. Volunteer Signal Corps on February 5, 1899, at Paco Bridge, Philippine Islands, when he earned his Medal. His citation reads: Within a range of 250 yards of the enemy and in the face of a rapid fire climbed a telegraph pole at the east end of the bridge and in full view of the enemy coolly and carefully repaired a broken telegraph wire, thereby reestablishing telegraphic communication to the front. He was awarded his Medal on May 6, 1905. He later received the Distinguished Service Cross for "extraordinary heroism in action" near Thiacourt, France, September 12, 1918; the Distinguished Service Medal "for services in 89th Division and 36th Artillery Brigade"; Croix de Guerre (France) for "reconnaissances preparatory to assault on the St. Mihiel Salient," and the Legion of Honor; Philippine and Victory Medals. He later rose to Major General, US Army.

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  • Added: 18 Sep 2003
  • Find A Grave Memorial 7877756
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for MG Charles Evans Kilbourne, Jr (23 Dec 1872–12 Nov 1963), Find A Grave Memorial no. 7877756, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .