Charles Frederick Colson – Brigadier General, United States Army

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Charles Frederick Colson (1896-1970)

Born in Charleston, South Carolina on November 17, 1896.

Commissioned in the Infantry from West Point in 1918.

Served with the 45th, 57th and 15th Infantry in the Philippines November 1926-October 1929. Graduated from Command and General Staff School in 1937.

Infantry Liaison Officer at 480th Armored Regiment, 20th Armored Division in 1943. Deputy Chief of Staff of XXII Corps in 1944. Brigadier General in November 1944. Assistant Division Commander of 88th Infantry Division in 1944. Commanding General of Combat Command “A” in 8th Armored Division 1944-1945.

Reverted to Colonel in April 1946. Assignments after the war included Commanding General of the Military District of Washington 1952-1953. Retired in July 1953. Decorations included the Silver Star and two Bronze Stars.

Died on August 22, 1970.

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COLSON, CHARLES F

  • BG U. S.A.
  • DATE OF BIRTH: 11/17/1896
  • DATE OF DEATH: 08/22/1970
  • BURIED AT: SECTION 1  SITE 76-C
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY

COLSON, MARY F W/O CHARLES F

  • DATE OF BIRTH: 10/17/1896
  • DATE OF DEATH: 11/30/1968
  • BURIED AT: SECTION I  SITE 76-C
  • ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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