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Charles Manley Busbee
Brigadier General, United States Army
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Biography Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs: June 2007

Charles Manly Busbee (1893-1970)

 Born on July 3, 1893 in Raleigh, North Carolina. Commissioned in the Field Artillery from West Point in 1915.

Served with the Punitive Expedition into Mexico 1916-1917. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1926. Instructor at General Service Schools 1926-1928. Graduated from Army War College in 1930. Commanding Officer of 79th Field Artillery May-December 1941. Assistant Chief of Staff for Operations at Eastern Defense Command in 1942. Brigadier General in July 1942. Commanding General of 102nd Division Artillery August 1942-1946. Reverted to Colonel in April 1946. Retired in July 1953. Decorations included the Legion of Merit, two Bronze Stars and the Commendation Ribbon.

Died on January 19, 1970 in Salem Virginia.



Charles Manley Busbee was born in North Carolina on 3 July 1893.  He was appointed from North Carolina a Cadet at the United States Military Academy, graduating in the class of 1915.  He died in Virginia on 19 January 1970.

BUSBEE, CHARLES M
BG USA
DATE OF BIRTH: 07/03/1893
DATE OF DEATH: 01/19/1970
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1652-C
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

CM Busbee Gravesite PHOTO
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, August 2006


Posted: 19 August 2006 Updated: 25 June 2007
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