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James Alexander Mccallam, American army officer. Awarded Legion of Merit medal, Bronze star medal, American Veterinary Medical Association award, 1958, award of merit, University of Pennsylvania General Alumni Society, 1959.


Mccallam, James Alexander was born on May 13, 1894 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States. Son of Thomas and Ellen Jane (Halligan) Mccallam.


V.M.D., University of Pennsylvania, 1917. Post graduated from Army Veterinary School, 1925. Graduate Medical Field Service School, 1925.


Doris M. (Mistress Jack T. Walden). Entered the Veterinary Corps of the United States Army, as Second lieutenant, July 1917, and advanced through grades to brigadier general, January 24, 1948. Army veterinary, headquarters 6th Army, February 1943-December 1945.

Executive officer, medical section advanced echelon, Headquarters 6th Army, August 1943-February 1944. Medical inspector medical section, April-October 1944. Executive officer medical section October 1944-December 1945.

Member military commission, Headquarters Southwest Pacific Area, March-September 1945. New Guinea (British and Dutch), Leyte and Luzon, P.I., Japan (all in S.W. Pacific Theater Operations). Army veterinary, headquarters 6th Army, Southwest Pacific area, 1943-1945.

Chief, veterinary div., Office of Surgical General, 1946-1953. Chief Army Veterinary Service, 1946-1953.


Member military commission, Headquarters Southwest Pacific Area, March-September 1945. Member United States committee, XIVth International Veterans Congress, 1948-1949. Member American Veterinary Medical Association (1st. vice president, 1949, president, 1953, Washington representative), American Public Health Association, District Columbia Veterinary Medical Association (president 1949-1950), Pennsylvania State Veterinary Medical Association, Association of Military Surgeons, United States Livestock Sanitary Association, Alpha Psi, Phi Zeta.

Mason.; Club: Army and Navy.


Married Lillian Galley, July 24, 1917. Children: James A. (killed in action, Italy, June 1944).

Thomas Mccallam

Ellen Jane (Halligan) Mccallam

Lillian Galley

James A. (killed in action Mccallam

Italy Mccallam

June 1944) Mccallam