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Wallace Philoon. COPELAND Edit Profile

army officer

Wallace Philoon, COPELAND, American army officer. Served, 14th Infantry, United States Army, Vancouver Barracks, Washington, aide to commanding general, 40th Division, Camp Kearney, California, provost marshal, office Chief of Staff, World War; Member Alpha Delta Phi. Universalist.; Mason.; Club: Army and Navy (Washington, District of Columbia).

Background

COPELAND, Wallace Philoon, was born on October 13, 1883 in Auburn, Maine, United States. Son of Everett L. and Mary A. (Lara) P.

Education

Bachelor of Arts Bowdoin College, 1905. Master of Science (honorary) 1914. Bachelor of Science, United States Military Academy, West Point, 1909.

Attended Advanced Class, Infantry School, 1923, Command and General Staff School, 1924, Army War College, 1933.

Career

1 son, Wallace Copeland, Junior, Commissioned Second lieutenant, Infantry, United States Army, 1909, advanced through ranks to major general (temporary). 1945; served at various posts, continental United States, and Hawaiian Department, 1909-1918. Provost marshal, District Columbia, 1918.

Assistant military attache, Peking, China. 1919-1923; instructor Maine National Guard, 1925-1927, Command and General staff schedul, 1928-1932. Cond. Pettit Barracks, P.I., 1933-1935.

General Staff, War Department, 1935-1939. Chief of staff, Panama Canal, 1940-1941, of Caribbean Defense Command, 1941-1942. Commanding Infantry Replacement Training Center, Fort McClellan, Alabama, 1942-1944.

Deputy Commander, Alaskan Department, 1944-June 1945.

Membership

Served, 14th Infantry, United States Army, Vancouver Barracks, Washington, aide to commanding general, 40th Division, Camp Kearney, California, provost marshal, office Chief of Staff, World War. Member Alpha Delta Phi. Universalist.; Mason.

Club: Army and Navy (Washington, District of Columbia).

Connections

Married Mary Lloyd Grayson, October 20, 1921.

father:
Everett L. P.

mother:
Mary A. (Lara) P.

spouse:
Mary Lloyd Grayson