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Fred W. Bugbee
Colonel, United States Army
COLONEL F. W. BUGBE, ROUGH RIDER, DIES
Received D.S.M. And Purple Heart Decorations For Service In Spanish-American War
WOUNDED AT SANTIAGO
Went To Philippines In 1901 As Second Lieutenant And Won Advancement In World War

Washington, May 14, 1932 - Colonel Fred W. Bugbee, regular Army Officer and former Rough Rider, died last night at the age of 56.  His last duty was in the office of the Chief of Infantry in the War Department.

Colonel Bugbee saw his first military service as a private with the First United States Cavalry.  After the Cuban Campaign he went to the Philippines with the Fortieth Infantry as a Second Lieutenant and in 1901 was appointed a Second Lieutenant in the Regular Army.  He was a temporary Major, Lieuenant Colonel and then Colonel during the World War.  He reached the grade of Colonel in the Regular Army in 1928.

The Distinguished Service Medal was awarded to him "for distinguished service in the battle of Santiago, Cuba, July 1, 1898."  On April 26, 1932, the Purple Heart Decoration was awarded for a wound received July 1, 1898.

Colonel Bugbee leaves his wife and a daughter, Miss Faith Bugbee.

Funeral Services will be held Monday and burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.

FW Bugbee First United States Cavalry (Rough Riders) Service Card PHOTO

FW Bugbee First United States Cavalry (Rough Riders) Service Card PHOTO   FW Bugbee First United States Cavalry (Rough Riders) Service Card PHOTO

FW Bugbee First United States Cavalry (Rough Riders) Service Card PHOTO   FW Bugbee First United States Cavalry (Rough Riders) Service Card PHOTO   FW Bugbee First United States Cavalry (Rough Riders) Service Card PHOTO

FW Bugbee First United States Cavalry (Rough Riders) Service Card PHOTO    FW Bugbee First United States Cavalry (Rough Riders) Service Card PHOTO
F. W. Bugbee First United States Volunteer Cavalry (Rough Riders)
Service Cards, Coudtesy of the National Archives



BUGBEE, FRED W
Colonel, United States Army 
DATE OF DEATH: 05/15/1932
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1853-C
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
 
BUGBEE, GRACE CORNELL
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/05/1879
DATE OF DEATH: 03/31/1963
BURIED AT: SECTION 3  SITE 1853-C
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted: 29 July 2007 Updated: 11 July 2008
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