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Charles S. Sperry
Rear Admiral, United States Navy
REAR ADMIRAL SPERRY BURIED

WASHINGTON, February 3, 1911 – Rear Admiral Charles S. Sperry, retired, who died at the Naval Medical Hospital here on Wednesday, was buried in Arlington National Cemetery today.  President Taft and the Secretary of the Navy, Mr. Meyer, as well as a number of Army and Navy officers, attended the church services.  The coffin was covered with the United States flag, on which were the Admiral’s sword, belt, epaulets and chapeau.

The coffin was taken to Arlington Cemetery on an artillery caisson and was escorted by a battalion of sailors and Marines.  

Secretary Meyer had received a cablegram of condolence from Vice Admiral Makoto Saito, the Japanese Minister of Marine; Admiral Count H. Togo and Admiral Baron Goro Ijuin, Chief of the General Staff of the Japanese Navy, who met Admiral Sperry on the occasion of his visit to Japan in 1908 in command of the battleship fleet.


SPERRY, CHARLES S
R/ADM US NAVY RETD
DATE OF DEATH: 02/01/1911
BURIED AT: SECTION EDIV  SITE 1102
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

SPERRY, SMITH MARCY W/O CHARLES S   
 DATE OF DEATH: 11/17/1938  
 BURIED AT: SECTION E  SITE 1102  
 ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY 

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Posted: 7 December 2007