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army officer.

Rollin Larrabee Tilton, American army officer. Awarded Mexican Punitive Expedition Medal, Victory, American Defense, American Theater, Legion of Merit medals; Army Commendation Ribbon. Associate United States Naval Institute.


Tilton, Rollin Larrabee was born on February 22, 1888 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. Son of John Neal and Emily Wood (Larrabee) Tilton.


Student Cornell Univercity, 1907-1909, Coast Artillery School, Fort Monroe, 1928-1929, Command and General staff schedul, 1933-1935, Army War College, 1937-1938.


Commissioned 2d. lieutenant, Coast Artillery Corps, United States Army, 1909, advanced through ranks to brigadier general, 1940. Served at various posts in the United States and abroad, 1909-1938, Mexican Border, 1916, in World War, 1917-1919, in the United States and American Expeditionary Force, France. In Panama, 1920-1923.

Commanded harbor defenses, Pensacola, Florida, 1923-1924. Inspector general 4th Corps Area, 1924-1928. Instructor and secretary, Coast Artillery School, 1929-1933.

Commander harbor defenses, Boston, Massachusetts, 1935-1937. General staff corps, Panama Canal Department, 1938-1940. Brigadier general (temporary) commanding 3d Coast Artillery District, and harbor defenses of Chesapeake Bay, Fort Monroe, 1940-1941.

Commanded Chesapeake Bay Sector, North Atlantic Coastal Frontier, December 8, 1941 to February 29, 1944. Commanded Harbor Defenses of Chesapeake Bay, March 1, 1944 to June 15, 1946. Inspector general, Army Ground Forces, 1946-1948.


Married Kathleen Glendower Cates, April. Children: Emily Neal (Mistress.

John Neal Tilton

Emily Wood (Larrabee) Tilton

Kathleen Glendower Cates

Emily Neal (Mrs Tilton