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army officer.

Charles Harrison Corlett, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal (Army), Distinguished Service Medal (Navy), Silver Star (2), Legion of Merit, Mexican and Victory medals (United States), Chevalier Legion of Honor (France), Estrella de Abdon Calderon (Ecuador), Commander Order of Leopold with palm, Croix de Guerre with palm (Belgium); Grand Officer Order Orange and Nassau (Holland).

Background

Corlett, Charles Harrison was born on July 31, 1889 in Burchard, Nebraska, United States. Son of Charles Milton and Mary Eliza (Stafford) Corlett.

Education

Educated Monte Vista Grade and High schools, 1895-1907, National Preparatory Academy, 1908-1909. Bachelor of Arts, United States Military Academy, 1913.

Career

Worked on cattle ranches in Colorado until entering military academic. Second in command Lieutenant and assigned to 30th Infantry, Fort St. Michael, Alaska, 1913. Resigned from Army May 29, 1919, to become manager Quemado Sheep & Cattle Company in New Mexico.

Reentered Army as major, July 1, 1920. Promoted through grades to major general, September 23, 1942. Appointed commander United States Troops, Kiska, 1943.

Commanded 7th Infantry Division, Kwajalein campaign, Marshall Islands, 1943. Commanded 19th Corps of 1st Army in invasion of Europe, June-October 1944. Commanding 36th Corps, Camp Gruber, Oklahoma, until retirement, May 31, 1946.

Now engaged in fruit and stock raising, Las Huertas, Espanola, New Mexico Chairman board trustees of Santa Fe Clinic, Inc. Member managing board, School of American Research.

Membership

Member managing board, School of American Research. Member Christian Church. Mason.; Club: Army-Navy Country (Washington).

Connections

Married Amy Mildred Bond, March 14, 1916 (died September 29, 1926). Married second, Pauline Wherry, August 12, 1928.

father:
Charles Milton Corlett

mother:
Mary Eliza (Stafford) Corlett

spouses:
Amy Mildred Bond

Pauline Wherry