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Lewis Clarke Lucas

Date of birth: November 3, 1867
Date of death: 6-Mar-39
Burial location: Arlington, VA
Place of Birth: Ohio, Marietta
Home of record: Marietta Ohio

Lewis Lucas graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy at Annapolis, Class of 1889. In 1901 he was assigned to the Marine Corps Rifle Team and competed for the Hilton Trophy at Sea Girt, New Jersey. As a Lieutenant Colonel he attended the Army War College in 1910 and thereafter served in various command until he retired following a year of sick leave in 1915. He was recalled to active duty during World War I and served for fourteen years on the Navy's General Board. In 1932 he was returned to the retired list.


Marine Corps Brevet Medal

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Awarded for actions during the Spanish-American War

The Secretary of the Navy takes pleasure in transmitting to First Lieutenant Lewis Clarke Lucas, United States Marine Corps, the Brevet Medal which is awarded in accordance with Marine Corps Order No. 26 (1921), for conspicuous conduct in battle while serving with Company D, First Marine (Huntington's) Battalion, at Guantanamo, Cuba, on 13 June 1898. On 10 August 1898, First Lieutenant Lucas is appointed Captain, by brevet, to take rank from 13 June 1898.

General Orders: Marine Corps Orders No. 26 (June 27, 1921)

Action Date: June 13, 1898

Service: Marine Corps

Rank: First Lieutenant

Company: Company C

Battalion: 1st Marine (Huntington's) Battalion