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 [decorative delimiter] Class of 1911

Vol. VI

(Born Pa.)

Kenneth E. Kern

(Ap'd Pa.)


(Kenneth Ebbecke Kern, Born Sept. 27, 1888, Easton, PA.)​a

Military History. — Cadet at the Military Academy, June 15, 1907, to June 13, 1911, when he was graduated and promoted in the Army to

Second Lieut., 24th Infantry.

Served: At Madison Bks., N. Y., Sept. 12 to November, 1911; en route to Philippines, Dec. 5, 1911, to Jan. 1, 1912; at Camp Jossman, Batangas, Corregidor and Manila to March 15, 1915; en route to U. S. to April 16; at Douglas, Arizona, with 11th Infantry, and as Provost Marshal to

(First Lieut. of Infantry, July 1, 1916)

(Captain of Infantry, May 15, 1917)

1917, and at Chattanooga, Tenn., to 1918; at Spartanburg, S. C., with 54th Infantry, organized Train Hdqrs. and Military Police, 6th Division;

(Major of Infantry, National Army, June 7, 1918)

transferred to 601st Infantry, (afterwards renamed 601st Pioneer Infantry), June 18, 1918; sailed for France with regiment, Sept. 7; served with regiment in France to Feb. 1, 1919; on Aisne Front from Château-Thierry to Chemin des Dames; returned from France as Division Adjutant, 92nd Division (colored); assigned on demobilization to 5th Infantry, Camp Taylor, Ky., at Germantown, Ohio, commanding Reserve Officers' Training Corps Unit at Miami Military Institute, May 20 to Oct. 16; at Camp Taylor, Ky., with 16th Infantry, October, 1919, to ––––

Vol. VII
[Supplement, Vol. VII: 1920‑1930]

Military History: —

Captain of Infantry, May 15, 1917.

Major of Infantry, National Army, June 7, 1918.

At Camp Taylor, Ky., with 16th Infantry, Oct., 1919, to June 4, 1920; with 1st Ammunition Train, June 5 to

Returned to Grade of Captain, June 30, 1920.

Major of Infantry, July 1, 1920.

July 15, 1920; at Camp Dix, N. J., commanding 2nd Battalion, 16th Infantry, Oct. 4, 1920, to Sept. 1, 1922; at Ft. Leavenworth, Kans., student officer at Command and General Staff School, Sept. 4, 1922, to Aug. 6, 1923, when he was graduated; at Chicago, Ill., Assistant Organized Reserve Officer, Headquarters 6th Corps Area, Sept. 8, 1923, to Sept. 17, 1924.

Died, Sept. 17, 1924, at Fort Sheridan, Ill.: Aged 36.

Portrait and obituary in Annual Report, Association of Graduates, for 1925.

Buried, San Francisco National Cemetery, San Francisco, CA.

Thayer's Note:

a Maj. Kern's birthplace is from his AOG obituary.

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