Allan C. Kelton

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Allan C. Kelton
Born (1846-06-24)June 24, 1846
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Died November 22, 1928(1928-11-22) (aged 82)
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Years of service 1869 - 1909
Rank Colonel

Spanish–American War

Awards Marine Corps Brevet Medal
Relations John C. Kelton (brother)

Allan Cunningham Kelton (June 24, 1846 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - November 22, 1928) was an American officer serving in the United States Marine Corps during the Spanish–American War who was one of 23 Marine Corps officers approved to receive the Marine Corps Brevet Medal for bravery. He was commissioned in the Marine Corps in 1869.

Presidential citation[edit]


The President of the United States takes pleasure in presenting the Marine Corps Brevet Medal to Allan Cunningham Kelton, Captain, U.S. Marine Corps, for distinguished conduct and public service in the presence of the enemy at Guantanamo, Cuba, 11 June 1898. On 18 March 1901, appointed Major, by brevet.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sterner, C. Douglas. "U.S. Marine Corps Recipients of the Brevet Medal" (MS Word). Home of Heroes. Retrieved 2009-07-22.