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Robert Lee Howze

Date of birth: August 22, 1864
Date of death: September 19, 1926
Burial location: West Point, New York
Place of Birth: Texas, Overton
Home of record: Overton Texas

Robert Howze graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1888. As a General in the 1920s, it was General Howze who presided over the court martial of air pioneer General William "Billy" Mitchell. He retired as a U.S. Army Major General.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Medal of Honor

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Awarded for actions during the Indian Campaigns

The President of the United States of America, in the name of Congress, takes pleasure in presenting the Medal of Honor to Second Lieutenant Robert Lee Howze, United States Army, for bravery in action on 1 January 1891, while serving with Company K, 6th U.S. Cavalry, in action at White River, South Dakota.

General Orders: Date of Issue: July 25, 1891

Action Date: January 1, 1891

Service: Army

Rank: Second Lieutenant

Company: Company K

Division: 6th U.S. Cavalry

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 Major General Robert Lee Howze, 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 Commander of the 3d Division on its march to the Rhine and during the occupation of the enemy territory General Howze proved himself energetic and capable, exhibiting superb qualities of leadership. He maintained an unusually high standard of efficiency in his unit, rendering eminently conspicuous service as a Division Commander.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 89 (1919)

Action Date: World War I

Service: Army

Rank: Major General

Company: Commanding General

Division: 3d Division, American Expeditionary Forces

Silver Star Citation

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Awarded for actions during the Spanish-American War

Robert Lee Howze, 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 Lee Howze, United States Army, was cited for gallantry in action during the Philippine Insurrection, 1899 to 1901.

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

Action Date: 1899 - 1902

Service: Army