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Charles B. Robbins
Born November, 1877
Hastings, Iowa
Died July 5, 1943 (aged 65–66)
Cedar Rapids, Iowa
Place of burial Arlington National Cemetery
Spouse(s) Helen Larrabee Robbins (1876 - 1919)
Military career
Allegiance  United States of America
Service/branch United States Army
Rank Colonel
Battles/wars Spanish-American War
Philippine-American War
World War I
Awards Silver Star
Purple Heart

Charles Burton Robbins (November, 1877 - July 5, 1943) was a United States Army officer and United States Assistant Secretary of War from 1928 to 1929.


Robbins was born in in Hastings, Iowa in November 1877.[1]

He enlisted into the United States Army as a private but later accepted a commission and rose to the rank of Colonel. While serving in the Army he fought in multiple conflicts including the Spanish-American War, the Philippine-American War and World War I. While fighting in the Battle of Marilao River March 27, 1899 he was wounded in the head.

He later served as the United States Assistant Secretary of War from 1928 to 1929.

He died July 5, 1943 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa and was buried on Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia. His grave can be found in section 2, site 4720 S H.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Charles Burton Robbins". Find a Grave. Retrieved May 14, 2017. 

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