Robyn L Kern: March 2006:
Dwight Edward Aultman, my great-grandfather, is buried at Arlington National Cemetery. His birth date is 2 February 1872 and he died 12 December 1929.
He was in the Spanish American war and fought Battle of San Juan Hill and the sweige at Santiago. Also WW 1 artillery Commander in France at Aisne-Marne and St Mihiel.
Dwight Edward Aultman of Pennsylvania
Appointed from Pennsylvania, Cadet, United States Military Academy, 17 June 1890 (14)
Second Lieutenant, 4th U. S. Cavalry, 12 June 1894
Transferred to the 2nd U. S. Artillery, 13 September 1894
First Lieutenant, 2 March 1899
Artillery Corps, 2 February 1901
Captain, 1 July 1901
Dwight Edward Aultman, born 2 February 1872 at Allegheny, Pennsylvania, graduated from the Military Academy in 1894 and was commissioned Second Lieutenant, Field Artillery.
During the Spanish-American War, he fought in the Battle of San Juan Hill and at the siege of Santiago.
Aultman served at various posts until World War I when he was an artillery commander in France, participating in the Aisne-Marne and St. Mihiel offensives. He received the Distinguished Service Medal, and returned to the United States in 1919 as Commanding General, Camp Knox, Kentucky.
Brigadier General Aultman's last command was the Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He died 12 December 1929 at Washington, D.C.
BRIG GEN USA
- DATE OF DEATH: 12/12/1929
- BURIED AT: SECTION 6 SITE LOT 8446
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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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