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Robert Parvin Williams, American army officer. member General Stilwell’s Military Mission to China and Burma, February 5, 1942; Member Alpha Kappa Kappa, Theta Nu Epsilon, Association of Military Surgeons, American Medical Association.

Background

Williams, Robert Parvin was born on August 29, 1891 in Greencastle, Indiana, United States. Son of Robert C(larence) and Arta (Parvin) Williams.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, University of Cincinnati, 1913. Student Army Medical School, 1915-1916. Honor graduate Medical Field Service School, 1927.

Student, Command and General staff schedul, 1928-1930. Army War College, 1934-1935, Chemical Warfare School, 1935.

Career

1 son, Charles Murray. Interne Ancon Hospital, Panama Canal Zone, 1912-1913. Cincinnati General Hospital, 1913-1915.

Commissioned First lieutenant, Medical corpus, United States army, 1915, promoted through grades to brigadier general, 1949. Army service; Mexican border, adjutant Camp Hospital, Douglas, Arizona, 1916-1917. Assistant div. surgical, 1917-1918.

Organized and commanded General Hospital Northern 34, East Norfolk, Massachusetts, 1918. Camp surgical Camp Upton, New York, 1918. Adjunct Tripler General Hospital, post surgical Fort Kamehameha, Hawaii, 1919-1922.

Duty in Post Hospital, attending surgical Vancouver Barracks, Washington, 1922-1926. Commanding officer 1st Medical Squadron, 1st Cavalry div., Fort Bliss, Texas, 1930-1934. Surgical Northern Arizona District, Civilian Conservation Corps, 1933-1934.

Instructor The Infantry School, Fort Benning, Georgia, 1935-1939. Director training, Medical Field Service School, Carlisle Barracks, Pennsylvania, 1939-1940. Commanding officer 1st Medical Regiment, march from Pennsylvania to California, 1940.

Div. surgical 7th Infantry Division, Camp Ord, California, 1940. Corps surgical IX Corps, Fort Lewis, Washington, 1941-1942. Member General Stilwell’s Military Mission to China and Burma, February 5, 1942.

1st Burma Campaign, liaison with Chinese armies, February-May, 1942. Surgical General Stilwell’s Column, retreat from Burma to India, May, 1942. 2d Burma Campaign, chief surgical General Stilwell’s China-Burma-India Theater and advisory to Chinese surgical general, June 1942-1944.

Chief surgical General Dan I. Sultan’s India-Burma Theater, 1944-1945. Army surgical Fourth Army, 1945-July 1949. Special assistant to surgeon general, September-November 1949.

Chief surgeon Army Field Forces, Fort Monroe, Virginia, 1949-1956. Decorations: Legion of Merit, Bronze Star Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, Army Commendation Ribbon, Order of Yin Whei (1st grade) (China), Chinese War Memorial Badge.

Membership

Member General Stilwell’s Military Mission to China and Burma, February 5, 1942. Member Alpha Kappa Kappa, Theta Nu Epsilon, Association of Military Surgeons, American Medical Association.

Connections

Married Barbara Murray, July 21, 1917.

father:
Robert C(larence) Williams

mother:
Arta (Parvin) Williams

spouse:
Barbara Murray