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army officer

Henry Carpenter Smither, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal (United States); Officer Legion of Honor (French); Distinguished Service Medal (Republic of Panama). Served in Cuba, Spanish-American War, later in Philippines; member General Staff Corps, 1913-1915.

Background

Smither, Henry Carpenter was born on July 28, 1873 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma, United States. Son of Robert Gano and Mary Virginia Smither.

Education

Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1897.

Career

Commissioned 2d lieut., 8th Cavalry, June 11, 1897. Promoted through grades to major, January 30, 1917. Colonel Signal Corps (temporary), October 10, 1917.

Colonel United States of America, July 1, 1920. Brigadier general, June 18, 1925.

Membership

Served in Cuba, Spanish-American War, later in Philippines. Member General Staff Corps, 1913-1915.

Connections

Married Helen Lytle, June 28, 1900. Children: Bernice Lytle (Mistress.

father:
Robert Gano

mother:
Mary Virginia Smither

spouse:
Helen Lytle

child:
Bernice Lytle (Mrs Smither