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Robert Osborn Van Horn Edit Profile

army officer

Robert Osborn Van Horn, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal, Silver Star medal with cluster.

Background

Horn, Robert Osborn Van was born on August 15, 1876 in Whipple Barracks, Arizona, United States. Son of Colonel James Hatch and Margaret (Wilson) Van Horn.

Education

Bachelor of Science in Engineering, University of Michigan, 1897. Graduated from Army School of the Line, 1911, Army Staff College, 1912.

Career

Private 12th Infantry, 1897. Second in command Lieutenant infantry, 1899. Promoted through grades to brigadier general, December, 1933.

Civil governor Cotabato District, Moro Province, P.I., 1903-1905. Aide to President Theodore Roosevelt, 1907-1908. Commanding 9th Infantry, American Expeditionary Force.

Connections

Married Lucretia Blow Le Bourgeois, October 19, 1908. Children: Margaret Elizabeth (deceased), Lucretia.

father:
Colonel James Hatch Horn

mother:
Margaret (Wilson) Van Horn

spouse:
Lucretia Blow Le Bourgeois

children:
Lucretia Horn

Margaret Elizabeth Horn (deceased)