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
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