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Charles Wilkes Christenberry

Charles Wilkes Christenberry, American association executive, retired army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal (twice), Legion of Merit, B.S.M. (United States); Order British Empire; Decoration Foreign Legion (France); Medale La Guerre (Brazil); Crown of Italy; received silver replica Paul Revere Bowl for outstanding service for peace Citizens of Mass, 1954.


  • Christenberry, Charles Wilkes was born on January 28, 1895 in Anson, Texas, United States. Son of Charles McLeod and Georgia (Jones) Christenberry.

  • Education

    • Student Texas Christian U., 1914-1917. Graduate Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1926. Bachelor of Science, Columbia, 1927.


    • Commissioned Second lieutenant Infantry, 1917, advanced through grades to major general, 1953. Professor military science and tactics New York University, 1928-1935. With Office Adjunct General, 1935-1936.

      Officer in charge publications branch Adjunct General Department, Washington, 1936-1939. Department adjutant general Philippine Department, 1939-1941. Adjutant general V Corps., 1941-1943, adjutant general SOS, North Africa, 1943.

      Chief staff Replacement Training Command, North Africa, Italy, 1944. Theater adjutant general American and British Forces, Italy, also adjutant general M.T.O.U.S.A., 1944-1946. Adjutant general 1st Army, 1946-1948, commander Recruiting Publicity Bureau, Governors Island, New York, 1948-1951.

      Chief special services division Office Adjunct General, Department Army, Washington, 1951-1952. Deputy chief staff General Van Fleet, Korea, 1952-1953. Assistant chief staff Headquarters Far East and United Nations Commands, Japan, 1953-1954.

      President American-Korean Foundation, since 1954, Christian Science Committee on Publication for New York State, since 1956.


    • Married Vestal Diane Tompkins. Children: Charles Wilkes, Helen Agnes (Mistress Jacob R. Moon, Junior.
    • father: Charles McLeod Christenberry
    • mother: Georgia (Jones) Christenberry
    • spouse: Vestal Diane Tompkins
    • children: Charles Wilkes Christenberry
    • Helen Agnes (Mistress Jacob R. Moon Christenberry
    • Jr Christenberry
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    Born January 28, 1895
    Died December 24, 1963
    (aged 68)