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Henry Clay Coburn, Jr.
 Brigadier General, United States Army
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Biography and Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, July 2007:

Henry Clay Coburn, Jr. (1879-1958)

Born in Washington, D.C. on August 5, 1879.

B.S. from Columbian College in 1900, M.D. from George Washington University in 1903. Commissioned in the Medical Reserve Corps in 1908. Graduated from Army Medical School in 1910.

Served in the Philippine Islands 1910-1913. Commanding Officer of Base Hospitals 17 and 2 in the AEF 1917-1919.

Chief of Medical Service at Fort Sam Houston General Hospital, then Walter Reed General Hospital 1930-1939.

Assistant to the surgeon, then surgeon at Fort Bragg Station Hospital April 139 until retirement in November 1945.  Brigadier General in April 1941. Decorations included the Legion of Merit.

Died on October 22, 1958.



HC Coburn Jr. Gravesite PHOTO

COBURN, HENRY CLAY JR
BRIG GEN USA
DATE OF BIRTH: 08/05/1879
DATE OF DEATH: 10/22/1958
BURIED AT: SECTION 2  SITE E-263 RH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY


Posted: 5 July 2007 Updated: 6 July 2007
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