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#1 crbruce

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 06:46 AM

I recently purchased this photo of a WWII US Army Brigadier General.  I have no idea who he is.  I have tried to read his signature, but the most I can decipher is that his name appears to begin with an 'A'.

 

If anyone recognizes this G.O., or can decipher his signature, I would greatly appreciate knowing his name.

 

Carl

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 07:17 AM

He was in the Pacific theater, that narrows it down a little bit. Arnold? Maybe for first name. Sent from my XT1031 using Tapatalk

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 07:40 AM

I am sure the first name is Arnold



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Posted 30 September 2017 - 07:59 AM

Correct on the Arnold.  My guess on the last name is Powell.  Jack



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Posted 30 September 2017 - 08:34 AM

I believe the photo is of this Brigadier General:

 

Arnold J. Funk was a Brigadier General in the Army during World War II. Arnold was captured by Imperial Japan while serving in the Philippine Islands, and was sent to Hoten Camp near Manchuria where 1,420 other American POWs were held. Arnold's capture was first reported to the International Committee of the Red Cross on May 7, 1942, and the last report was made on November 20, 1945. Based on these two reports, Arnold was imprisoned for at least 1,293 days (3 years and ~8 months), one of the longest durations of captivity recorded. Ultimately, Arnold was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated.



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Posted 30 September 2017 - 08:43 AM

Here's a later picture of him from 1951 when he was Commanding General of Camp Edwards in Massachusetts.

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 09:03 AM

I think we have a winner. From his signature, I would have never guessed that his last name was Funk.  Thank you very much to everybody for the kind assistance!

 

Carl



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Posted 01 October 2017 - 06:32 PM

That's funny.  I was having problems looking at his first name coming up with Arnold.  From my viewing, I thought his last name had to either be Punk or Funk.  Poor guy was a POW for a long long time.  Glad he made it out.  He was a WW1, WWII, and Korea veteran.  Veteran Service Dates from 04-01-1913 to 05-01-1952.

 

Amazing...

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