FULL MILITARY HONORS FOR COLONEL REDLES
Navy Department Plans Services Today At Arlington
For Maine Corps Officer
WASHINGTON, August 31, 1932 – Funeral services with full military honors for Lieutenant Colonel William Redles, U.S.M.C., who died at the Naval Hospital here August 20, will be held in Arlington National Cemetery at 2 o’clock tomorrow, the Navy Department announced today.
The honorary pallbearers will be Lieutenant Colonel S. R. Sanderson, Lieutenant Colonel D. M. Randall, Lieutenant Colonel Benet Furyear, Lieutenant Colonel W. W. Buckley, Lieutenant Colonel Randolph Coyle and Lieutenant Colonel R. L. Denig.
Colonel Redles was born in Mount Holly, New Jersey, November 1, 1873 and was appointed Second Lieutenant in the Marine Corps September 11, 1900. He received the permanent rank of Lieutenant Colonel June 4, 1920.
He served with the Marine Guard of the Wisconsin and of other ships of the United States Asiatic Fleet from 1902 to 1906. He was stationed in Cuba with the First Provisional Regiment of Marines during 1907 and in 1909 was returned to the Asiatic Station. After duty at the Marine Barracks in Philadelphia he attended the course at the Naval War College at Newport. In 1914 he was on temporary expeditionary duty with the Fifth Regiment in Cuba and Santo Domingo.
In 1915 we was appointed an Assistant Attaché at the American Embassy at Tokyo and served in the capacity until 1919. From then until 1923 he was on duty in the Office of Naval Intelligence, Navy Department, and then was ordered to Haiti with the First Brigade Marines as Brigade Law and Intelligence Officer.
He returned to the United States in 1925 and, after service at the Marine Barracks, Quantico, was retired for physical disability on June 3, 1926.
Lieutenant Colonel Redles received the Order of the Rising Sun and the decoration of Daijiten from the Emperor of Japan and Haitian Campaign badges and the expeditionary ribbon of Panama.
REDLES, WILLIAM LIMING
- LT COL US MARINE CORPS
- DATE OF DEATH: 08/29/1932
- BURIED AT: SECTION 3 SITE 4319-B
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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