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Charles Wilkes Christenberry

army officer , association executive

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.


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.

Charles McLeod Christenberry

Georgia (Jones) Christenberry

Vestal Diane Tompkins

Charles Wilkes Christenberry

Helen Agnes (Mistress Jacob R. Moon Christenberry

Jr Christenberry