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army officer

A. Franklin Kibler, American army officer. member President’s Economics and Social Mission to B. West Indies, 1940; Member War Department General Staff, 1939-1942; Mason.; Club: Army and Navy (Washington).

Background

Kibler, A. Franklin was born on July 10, 1891 in Stanton, Virginia, United States. Son of Green Markwood and Almira (Fishburne) Kibler.

Education

Student Augusta Military Academy, Fort Defiance, Virginia, 1906-1908. Bachelor of Science, Virginia Military Institute, 1912. Post graduate work University of Wisconsin, 1914-1915.

Graduate Signal Corps School, 1921, Field Artillery School, 1923, Command and General Staff School, 1935, Army War College, 1938.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant, Field Artillery, United States Army, August 1917, and advanced through the grades to major general, 1944. Commanded battery of Field Artillery during World War I. Member President’s Economics and Social Mission to B. West Indies, 1940.

Senior Army member United States Military Mission to French W. Africa, 1942.

Membership

Member President’s Economics and Social Mission to B. West Indies, 1940. Member War Department General Staff, 1939-1942. Mason.; Club: Army and Navy (Washington).

Connections

Married to Clara Fickel, September 23, 1918. Children: Virginia Claire (Mistress.

father:
Green Markwood Kibler

mother:
Almira (Fishburne) Kibler

spouse:
to Clara Fickel

child:
Virginia Claire (Mrs Kibler