Colonel Ralph Willcox Kingman, U.S.Army
Born July 9, 1880 in New York
B.S. in Civil Engineering from University of Tennessee 1902
Second Lieutenant October 28, 1902
First Lieutenant October 31, 1908
Captain July 1, 1916
Major (Temporary) August 5, 1917
Lieutenant Colonel (Temporary) July 30, 1918
Major July 1, 1920
Lieutenant Colonel April 16, 1926
Colonel October 1, 1934
Served with Company “B”, 16th Infantry, Philippines -1906-. Student, Infantry School 1924-25 Student, Command & General Staff School 1925-26 Student, Army War College 1930-31 Retired December 31, 1939.
Ralph Willcox Kingman of New York
Appointed at Large, Second Lieutenant, 16th United States Infantry, 28 October 1902.
Ralph Willcox Kingman was born in 1880 and died in 1950. He was buried with full military honors in Section 3 of Arlington National Cemetery. Buried with him is his wife, Katharine Cochran Kingman (1884-1964). They are buried directly in front of Dan Christie Kingman, Brigadier General, United States Army.
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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