Reuben Smith Turman of Mississippi
Cadet, United States Military Academy from 17 June 1890 to 20 January 1891 and 17 June 1891 to 9 May 1893
Served as Private, Corporal and Sergeant, Company G, 16th U.S. Infantry, 27 May 1893 to 7 April 1896
Commissioned Second Lieutenant, 6th U. S. Infantry, 23 March 1896
Died 2 July 1898 of wounds received on 1 July 1898 at the Battle of San Juan, Santiago, Cuba.
He was buried with full military honors in Section 1 of Alrington National Cemetery.
NOTE: See Burial of Spanish-American War Casualties for more information.
TURMAN, REUBEN SMITH
- LT 6 US INF
- VETERAN SERVICE DATES: Unknown
- DATE OF DEATH: 07/04/1898
- DATE OF INTERMENT: Unknown
- BURIED AT: SECTION WEST SITE 415
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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