Charles Bryant Drake – Brigadier General, United States Army

Charles Bryant Drake of Pennsylvania

  • Appointed from Pennsylvania, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 15 June 1892 (28)
  • Additional Second Lieutenant, 1st U. S. Cavalry, 12 June 1896
  • Second Lieutenant, 5th U. S. Cavalry, 27 August 1896
  • First Lieutenant, 4th U. S. Cavalry, 13 December 1899
  • Transferred to the 1st U. S. Cavalry, 23 February 1900
  • Captain, 15th U. S. Cavalry, 28 June 1902
  • Transferred to the 14th U. S. Cavalry, 8 July 1902

DRAKE, CHARLES B.
Captain, U.S. Army
14th Cavalry
Date of Action: February 14, 1904
General Orders No. 126, W.D., 1919
Home Town: Old Forge, Pennsylvanioa

Citation:

The Distinguished Service Cross is presented to Charles B. Drake, Captain, U.S. Army, for extraordinary heroism in action at the siege and taking of Cotta Pang Pang, Jolo, Philippine Islands, February 14, 1904.

Captain Drake's conspicuous bravery and daring were demonstrated in leading the men to the firing line and being the first over the bamboo fence and the stone wall of the cotta.

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DRAKE, CHARLES BRYANT

  • BRIG GEN USA
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 09/14/1872
  • DATE OF DEATH: 08/14/1956
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 34  SITE 31-A
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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