Colt Model 1908 General Officer’s Pistol Issued to Gen. Raymond Foster Fowler

Gen. Raymond Foster Fowler
Gen. Raymond Foster Fowler


FOR SALE: $8,000


Raymond Foster Fowler studied at the University of Nebraska, United States Military Academy, United States Army Engineer School graduating with honors, and at the Command and Staff School, Fort Leavenworth. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Army in 1910 and was active in the Panama Canal construction zone from 1909-1911. Fowler was with the American Expeditionary Forces 1917-1918 with the 16th Engineers and constructed a double track railway bridge across Loire River and served with Tank Corps in the St. Mihiel Offensive. From 1918-1920 he was Professor of Practical Military Engineering at the United States Military Academy. In the 40s he would become the District Engineer at Savanna Georgia and Commanding Officer of the 20th Engineers Regiment. At the outbreak of the Second World War he was the Director of Operations and Training at the Office of the Chief of Engineers, mid-war would become the Assistant Chief of Engineers for military supplies and would finish his career as the Division Engineer, South Atlantic Division, U.S. Engineers.

Date of death: January 19, 1949

Raymond Fowler graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1910. He retired as a U.S. Army Brigadier General.


Army Distinguished Service Medal

Brigadier General Raymond Foster Fowler (ASN: 0-2832), United States Army, was awarded the Army Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility as Division Engineer, South Atlantic Division from 1943 to 1946.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 41 (May 6, 1946)

Action Date: 1943 – 1946

Rank: Brigadier General

Company: Division Engineer

Division: South Atlantic Division


1934-10-01 Lieutenant-Colonel
1939-02-18 Colonel
1942-06-19 Brigadier-General (Army of the United States)
1946-03-31 Brigadier-General


1932-07-02 1936-07-01 Attached to Office of the Chief of Engineers
1936-07-02 1940-XX-XX District Engineer, Savannah, Georgia
1940-XX-XX 1941-XX-XX Commanding Officer 20th Engineers Regiment
1941-XX-XX Director of Operations & Training, Office of the Chief of Engineers
1941-XX-XX 1943-XX-XX Assistant Chief of Engineers for Military Supplies
1943-XX-XX 1946-03-31 Division Engineer, South Atlantic Division
1946-03-31 Retired


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