Allan C. Kelton

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Allan C. Kelton
Born (1846-06-24)June 24, 1846
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Marine Corps
Rank Lieutenant Colonel
Battles/wars

Spanish–American War

Awards Marine Corps Brevet Medal

Allan Cunningham Kelton (born June 24, 1846 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) 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.

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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]

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