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Robert Kennon Evans

Date of birth: November 19, 1852
Date of death: July 31, 1926
Place of Birth: Mississippi, Jackson
Home of record: Mississippi

Robert Evans graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1875. He served from 1911 to 1912 as the second Chief of the National Guard Bureau and retired as a U.S. Army Brigadier General.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Brigadier General Robert Kennon Evans, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. As Department Commander, Philippine Department, between 5 August 1917 and 5 August 1918, General Evans handled many difficult problems arising in that department with rare judgment, tact, and great skill.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 4 (1923)

Action Date: World War I

Service: Army

Rank: Brigadier General

Company: Department Commander

Division: Philippine Department

Silver Star Citation

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Awarded for actions during the Spanish-American War

Robert Kennon Evans, United States Army, was cited for gallantry in action during the Santiago de Cuba Campaign, 22 June to 17 July 1898.

General Orders: U.S. Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: June 22 - July 17, 1898

Service: Army

Silver Star Citation

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Awarded for actions during the Philippine Insurrection

Robert Kennon Evans, United States Army, was cited for gallantry in action during the Philippine Insurrection, 1899 to 1902. (Second Citation)

General Orders: U.S. Military Academy Register of Graduates

Action Date: 1899 - 1902

Service: Army