Charles L. Cogswell – Brigadier General, United States Marine Corps

From a contemporary press report:

Charles L. Cogswell of Germantown, Tennessee, a retired Marine Corps Brigadier General, a retired director of corporate marketing services for General American Transportation Corporation, and marketing consultant, died Tuesday, July 27, 1993, at his home. He was 78.

Services will be at 11 am Thursday at St George's Episcopal Church in Germantown, where he was a communicant, with burial in Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia.

General Cogswell retired from the Marine Corps in 1959.

During World War II he led a first landing on Guadalcanal and served on the staff of Admiral Chester A. Nimitz. While serving in the Pacific Theater he earned the Silver Star, the Bronze Star and the Purple Heart.

He was a member of the Army and Navy Clubs, University Club and Retired Officers Association. He was a former Grand Paramount Carabao of the Military Order of the Carabao and past president of the First Marine Division Association.

He graduated from the Staunton Military Academy and the University of Maryland.

General Cogswell, the husband of Mary H. Cogswell, also leaves three sons, Dr Frank B. Cogswell of Folsom, Louisiana, Colonel Charles H. Cogswell of Alexandria, Virginia, and Michael B. Cogswell of New Hyde Park, New York; a stepdaughter, Mindy Faulkner, and a stepson, Zack H. Street, both of Memphis, 10 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren.


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