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Charles School Blakely
Born (1880-11-06)November 6, 1880
Died January 11, 1975(1975-01-11) (aged 94)
Rank Brigadier general

Charles School Blakely (November 6, 1880 – January 11, 1975) was an American army officer and Brigadier general who served during World War I.

Early life

Blakely was born in Pennsylvania. In 1904, he graduated number twenty-nine of one hundred twenty-four from the United States Military Academy. Blakely's older brother, George Blakely, was also a graduate of the United States Military Academy, and a U.S. general.[1]

Career

Blakely was an artilleryman, and was promoted to brigadier general on October 1, 1918, commanding an artillery brigade in France. After this, he was the Commanding General of the brigade fire center. From 1922 to 1925, he was executive officer for the Chief of Field Artillery in Washington. During 1926 and 1927, he studied at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island. From 1934 to 1937, Blakely was assistant commandant of the Field Artillery School at Fort Sill, Oklahoma. In 1938, after thirty-four years of service, he retired due to disabilities.[2]

Death and legacy

Charles School Blakely died at the age of ninety-four on January 11, 1975.[3][4]

References

  1. Davis, Henry Blaine. Generals in Khaki. Raleigh, NC: Pentland Press, 1998. P. 39 ISBN 1571970886 OCLC 231779136
  2. Davis, Henry Blaine. Generals in Khaki. Raleigh, NC: Pentland Press, 1998. P. 39-40 ISBN 1571970886 OCLC 231779136
  3. Davis, Henry Blaine. Generals in Khaki. Raleigh, NC: Pentland Press, 1998. P.40 ISBN 1571970886 OCLC 231779136
  4. "[Obituary]". The Courier-Journal. Louisville, Kentucky. January 13, 1975. p. 8. 

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