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Robert E. L. Spence
Colonel, United States Army
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LIEUTENANT COLONEL R. E. L. SPENCE
Retired Officer Was Winner of Citation in Cuba in 1898

WASHINGTON, December 1, 1934 The War Department was notified today of the death of Lieutenant Colonel Robert E. L. Spence, retired, in Albany, Georgia, yesterday.  He was 66 years old.  He won a Silver Star Citation for gallantry in action at El Caney, Cuba, on July 1, 1898.

Colonel Spence was born at Camilla, Georgia, on July 27, 1868 and was graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1893, being commissioned in the Infantry.  During the Spanish-American War he was Major and later Lieutenant Colonel of the Third Georgia Infantry.  In the World War he was a Lieutenant Colonel.  He retired on May 12, 1920.

He is survived by a brother, W. C. Spence of Albany.  Burial will be in Arlington National Cemetery.


SPENCE, ROBERT E L
LT COL US ARMY RET TA
DATE OF DEATH: 11/30/1934
BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 9535 E S
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

SPENCE, CLARA MONK WID OF SPENCE, ROBERT E
DATE OF BIRTH: 01/04/1889
DATE OF DEATH: 04/06/1962
BURIED AT: SECTION 6  SITE 9535 WS
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

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Posted: 10 January 2008
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