Watertown Arsenal commanding officer, 1908 -- 1917. Charles Brewster Wheeler born May 3 1865 in Illinois. Military History: Major Ordnance Department June 25 1906; Commanding Officer Watertown Arsenal Mass Feb 1 1908 to March 1917 Lieut. Colonel Ordnance Department June 13 1909; Colonel Ordnance Department Nov 3 1914; At Washington D C in office of Chief of Ordnance March 4 1917 to April 1918 Brigadier General Ordnance National Army Aug 5 1917; Acting Chief of Ordnance from December 1917; In France Chief Ordnance Officer AEF April to October 1918; at London England Ordnance Officer October 1918 to May 1919; On special duty in France May to June 1919; Returned to US July 5 1919 at Washington DO in office of Chief of Ordnance to Sept 3 1919. Colonel USA Retired Sept 3 1919 At His Own Request After Over 30 Years. Awards: Service Commander of the Legion of Honor (French); Companion of the Order of the Bath (English). Civil History: 3rd Vice President of Eaton, Crane and Pike Company of Pittsfield, Mass.