Richard Huntington Kimball was born on 9 June 1882, Meridian, Texas. Son of Richard and Nancy Kimball. Husband of Midred Montague Kimball and father of Mildred Montague Genevieve “Tweet” Kimball. Richard H. Kimball attended the University of Texas and West Point in New York.
Died non Battle 31 October 1942, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee

Lt Col Kimball was admitted to the 949 E. Terrace Hospital on 1 June 1942 where he died on 31 October 1942 of a heart attack. He is buried at Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, Tennessee.

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Lieutenant Colonel (Cavalry) Richard Huntington Kimball, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I. Upon joining the Operations Division of the General Staff, Lieutenant Colonel Kimball assumed the responsibility of mobilization of the Draft and classification and distribution of troops. His clear judgment, initiative, and energy have done much toward the successful accomplishment of the huge task involved in receiving and placing the drafted forces.

  • Rank: Lieutenant Colonel
  • Date of birth:
  • 9 June 1882
  • Date of death: 31 October 1942
  • County: Hamilton
  • Hometown: Chattanooga
  • Service Branch: Army/Army Air Forces
  • Conflict: World War II
  • Awards: Army Distinguished Service Medal
  • Burial/Memorial Location: Forest Hills Cemetery, Chattanooga, Hamilton County, TN
  • Location In Memorial: Pillar X, Top Panel
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