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Frank Camm, American army officer. Decorated Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with oak leaf cluster, Commendation Ribbon (United States), Legion of Honor, Croix de Guerre with palm (France). Member Virginia Law Review, Raven Society, Scabbard and Blade (honorary), Virginia Alumni Association, United States Armed Forces Association, American Cancer Society (chairman 3 years).

Background

Camm, Frank was born on January 8, 1895 in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States. Son of John and Katherine (Ambler) Camm.

Education

Virginia Polytechnic Institute. Bachelor of Laws, University of Virginia, 1917. Graduate Saumur Field Artillery School, France, 1918, Camp St. Maur Tractor Artillery School, Paris, France, 1918, Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1924, Command and General staff schedul (special course), 1941 (div. officer’s course), 1942.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant, Field Artillery, United States Army, 1917, and advanced through the grades to brigadier general, 1951. Served with the 55th Artillery (C.A.C.), 1918, France. Regulating Station H, France and Germany, 1919.

Instructor military science Harvard University, 1926-1930. 17th Field Artillery, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 1930-1934. Adjunct 13th Field Artillery Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, 1934-1936.

Professor military science and tactics Xavier U., Cincinnati, 1936-1940. 28th Field Artillery and commander 56th Field Artillery, Fort Jackson, South Carolina., 1941-1942. Executive officer 78th Division Artillery, Camp Butner, North Carolina, 1942-1943.

Commander 15th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Bragg, 1943. XIII Corps Artillery, Camp Picket, Virginia, 1943. 78th Division Artillery, United States, England, France, Belgium and Germany, 1943-1946.

31st A.A.A. Brigade, Esslingen, Germany, 1946. Special field representative and director for Germany, Office of Foreign Liquidation Commissioner, Bad Orb, Germany, 1946-1947. Deputy for combat arms, general staff United States Army, 1948-1950.

Assistant chief career management div., department of army, 1950-1951. Chief of military assistance advisory group, United States Embassy, Lisbon, Portugal, 1951-1953, retired, 1953. Participated in campaigns: Meuse-Argonne, Aisne-Marne, 1918.

Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge), Rhineland (Ramegen Bridge), Central Germany, 1944-1945.

Membership

Member Virginia Law Review, Raven Society, Scabbard and Blade (honorary), Virginia Alumni Association, United States Armed Forces Association, American Cancer Society (chairman 3 years).

Connections

Married Felicia Beall Taylor, June 3, 1921. Children: Frank Ambler (United States Army), William Taylor, John Cary, Felicia Beall.

father:
John Camm

mother:
Katherine (Ambler) Camm

spouse:
Felicia Beall Taylor

children:
Frank Ambler Camm (United States Army)

William Taylor Camm

John Cary Camm

Felicia Beall Camm