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Charles Avery Dravo
Colonel, United States Army
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PENNSYLVANIA EX-ALUMNI AIDE KILLED

PHOENIX, Arizona, June 3, 1958 - Colonel Charles A. Dravo, retired, former Secretaryofthe University of Pennsylvania Alumni Society, was killed today when his car crashed through a guard rail and plunged into a canyon.  The Colonel, who was 78 years old, is survived by his son, Edward, of Phoenix.


DRAVO, CHARLES A. 
Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army 
165th Infantry Regiment, 42d Division, A.E.F.
Date of Action: November 6 - 7, 1918
General Orders No. 37, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Pittsburgh, PA
 
Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles A. Dravo, Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action near Sedan, France, November 6 - 7, 1918.

Leading the front-line battalion of his regiment throughout the entire attack. Colonel Dravo was constantly under accurate machine-gun fire and incessant artillery fire. Having been ordered to advance, he personally formed his lines for attack, despite the fact that for 29 hours he had labored without rest or relief, and led his command forward, in the face of fiercest fire, encountering and subduing the enemy after a hand-to-hand struggle.



NOTE: He is presumably the brother of Edward Everett Dravo, Colonel, United States Army, who is also buried in Arlington National Cemetery.

DRAVO, CHARLES AVERY
COL INF USA
DATE OF DEATH: 06/02/1958
BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 353
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
   
DRAVO, CORNELIA JOHNSON W/O CHARLES A
DATE OF DEATH: 08/16/1949
BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 353
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
   
DRAVO, EDWARD S/O CHARLES A
ATE OF DEATH: 02/20/1918
BURIED AT: SECTION W CL  SITE 353
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
  SON OF CA DRAVO, MAJOR SIG CORPS USA
Posted: 30 September 2007
Distinguished Service Cross