The Man Who Carried The Message to Garcia
COLONEL ANDREW ROWAN, who performed
one of the celebrated feats in the history of the American Army...carrying
the message to Garcia...died Jan. 10, 1943 at San Francisco. He
A Virginian who graduated from West Point in 1881, he executed
minor military assignments in Central America, with the Army Information
Bureau and as an attaché, and was still a lieutenant at the
age of 41 when he became famous.
After his exploit...recognized some 20 years later by the award
of the Distinguished Service Cross...he served in the Philippine
campaigns, taught military science and tactics at Kansas State Agriculture
College, and also served at Fort Riley, Kan., West Point, in Kentucky,
and at American Lake, Washington. He was cited for gallantry in
the Philippine action.
After his retirement from the Army, he spent the remainder of his
life in San Francisco.