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Edward Fuller Witsell, American army officer. Decorated Distinguished Service Medal, Army Commendation Ribbon, Victory, American Defense, American Theater and World World War II medals. Japanese language student, and assistant military attache, Tokyo, Japan.


Witsell, Edward Fuller was born on March 29, 1891 in Charleston, South Carolina, United States. Son of Edward Fuller and Rosa Ella (Oliveros) Witsell.


Bachelor of Science, The Citadel, Charleston, South Carolina., 1911, Doctor of Laws, 1947. Graduate Chemical Warfare School, 1924, Army War College, 1929.


Commissioned 2d lieut., infantry, United States Army, 1912, advancing through grades to major general, 1945. Served as officer of infantry, Chemical Warfare Service, War Department General Staff and Adjunct General’s Department, Hawaii, Japan, Philippine Islands, Panama Canal Zone, and at various posts in the United States, also in War Department. Chief of staff, Hawaiian Department, United States Army, during World War I.

Director military personnel div. Adjunct General’ General’ s Office, War Department, Washington, District of Columbia, 1943-1945, acting adjutant general, July 1945. Appointed adjutant general, February, 1946, reapptd.

1950, retired June 1951. Director, Army Emergency Relief, July 1951.


Married Daphne Dow, December 13, 1917. Children: Edward F., Barbara D., Mary Ellen.

Edward Fuller Witsell

Rosa Ella (Oliveros) Witsell

Daphne Dow

Edward F. Witsell

Barbara D. Witsell

Mary Ellen Witsell