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Hugh Allan Crumpler, American author. Decorated Burma star (Great Britain), Medal of Freedom Fighters (China), United States Pacific campaign ribbons. Member Association Former Intelligence Officers, Sigma Nu, General MacArthor Honor Guard Associate.


Crumpler, Hugh Allan was born on March 14, 1918 in Rolla, Missouri, United States. Son of Hugh Dinsmore and Addye Adelle (Alexander) Crumpler.


Bachelor of Journalism, University Missouri, 1941.


Journalist, New York Herald Tribune, 1941-1943;field cashier, American Field Svc. Motor Ambulance, Burma and India, 1943-1944;war correspondent, United Press, China, Burma, India, Philippines, Okinawa, Japan and Korea, 1944-1945;college instructor, Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, Rolla, 1946-1949;lecturer, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, 1949-1950;assistant attache, press officer, American Embassy, Karachi, Pakistan, 1950-1952;attache, press officer, American Embassy, Ankara, Turkey, 1952-1954;commissioned counsul, public affairs officer, American Consulate General, Istanbul, Turkey, 1955-1956;country public affairs officer, American Embassy, Amman, Jordan, 1957-1958;attache, public analyst, Office of Research and Intelligence, United States Information Agency, Washington, 1958-1960;vice president, Washington representative, Dean International, Inc., Long Beach, California, 1960-1965;vice president, Washington representative, Global Van Lines, Inc., Anaheim, California, 1965-1967;vice president advertising, public relations, Four Winds International, Inc., Washington and San Diego, since 1967;lecturer, Continuing Education Center San Diego State University, Rancho Bernardo, California, since 1992. Vice president, dean Indianapolis Racing Team, 1963-1965.

Columnist San Diego Union-Tribune, since 1975, How's Your China, Burma, India Theatre of Operations intelligence quotient, since 1979, Ex-China, Burma, India Theatre of Operations Roundup, since 1979. Advisory board San Diego Union-Tribune, since 1994. Commercial lecturer World War II, world deserts, desert wildflowers, classic poets, Himalayan kingdoms.


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    • Special correspondent New York Herald Tribune, India, Burma, 1943-1944. Author: On the Trail of the Desert Wildflower, 1994, The Last Patrol: A Correspondent's Journey to the War in Asia and the Pacific, 1997. Author, co-editor: (with Theodore Wertheim) Communist Propaganda: A Fact Book, 1957-1958.

      Artist, oil paintings.


Member Association Former Intelligence Officers, Sigma Nu, General MacArthor Honor Guard Associate.


Married Dorothy Carter, May 28, 1945. Children: Hugh III, Shelley Ann Hexom, Joan Carter Gross.

Hugh Dinsmore Crumpler

Addye Adelle (Alexander) Crumpler

Dorothy Carter

Hugh III Crumpler

Shelley Ann Hexom Crumpler

Joan Carter Gross Crumpler