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army officer

William Washington Vaughan, American army officer.


Vaughan, William Washington was born on September 7, 1886 in Farmville, Virginia, United States. Son of George Tully (Doctor of Medicine and Maria Townsend (Venable) V.


Student of University of Virginia, 1905-1907. Master of Science and Doctor of Medicine Georgetown University, 1912.


First lieutenant, Medical Corps, United States Army, 1913, and advanced through the grades to brigadier general, 1945. Served in Philippine Islands, 1914-1917. Commanded Base Hospital 14, American Expeditionary Force, France, 1918-1919.

Qualified as flight surgeon, United States Army, 1919, airplane pilot, 1920. Served in Hawaii, 1937-1949. Commanded Stark General Hospital, Charleston, South Carolina., 1942-1945.

Commanding general Valley Forge General Hospital, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, 1945-1946, retired 1946. Received citation from governor of South Carolina. for war work. Cited by commanding general Third Service Command for work performed at Valley Forge General Hospital, 1945.

Received Legion of Merit, Army Commendation Ribbon (with oak leaf cluster).


Clubs: Cosmos, Army and Navy (Washington).


Married Mela Fairchild, July 13, 1917.; married second, Frances Wade French, July 15, 1923. Children: Bradley William, Lydia.

George Tully Vaughan

Frances Wade French

Mela Fairchild

Lydia Vaughan

Bradley William Vaughan