Born at Royalton, Pennsylvania, on December 12, 1876, he was a career Marine Non-Commissioned Officer who was awarded the Medal of Honor as a Private in the Marine Corps and while serving in the Boxer Rebellion in Tientsin, China, on July 13, 1900.
He died on December 9, 1933 and was buried in Section 6 of Arlington National Cemetery.
MATHIAS, BLANCHE ESTELLE W/O CLARENCE E
- DATE OF DEATH: 03/25/1933
- DATE OF INTERMENT: 03/29/1933
- BURIED AT: SECTION G
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
- WIFE OF CE MATHIAS – SGTMAJOR MARINE CORP
MATHIAS, CLARENCE EDWARD
Rank and organization: Private, U.S. Marine Corps. Born: 12 December 1876, Royalton, Pennsylvania. Accredited to: Pennsylvania. G.O. No.: 55, 19 July 1901.
In the presence of the enemy during the advance on Tientsin, China, 13 July 1900,
Mathias distinguished himself by meritorious conduct.
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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