General Officer help needed
Posted 20 January 2018 - 04:23 AM
Posted 20 January 2018 - 06:18 AM
OK, some of the clues..
BG officer appears to have the following decorations:
US Army Distinguished Service Medal Spanish American War Medal
Philippines Campaign Medal World War 1 Victory Medal with campaign star Foreign award
Col. R. H. Williams may be LTC R. H. Williams that is listed as a liason officer in 1928. I believe that the inscription is to a Full Colonel, so if this is the same man, this would be after he was promoted. This man was promoted to Colonel on 1 Sep, 1930. He retired on 31 Oct 1938. Williams also has the DSM, Spanish American War Medal, Philippines Campaign Medal, WWI Victory Meal with 5 stars, as well as the British DSO and French Legion of Honor
The BG officer appears to be wearing a Sam Browne belt. This belt was authorized for wear in the 1917 (in Europe only), and not allowed in the limits of the United States. New regulations for 1921 specified that all officers were to wear the Sam Browne belt at all time when not in quarters. The Sam Browne belt began to disappear as part of the uniform in the late 1930s, but was officially abolished in June of 1942.
So, this picture was taken between Sep 1930 (when Williams was made full colonel) and June, 1942, when the Sam Brown belt was abolished, and most likely between Sep 1930 and Oct 1938.
Posted 20 January 2018 - 12:20 PM
CNY Militeria -- BG Edwin S Hartshorn is a perfect match!! I'm curious what clue(s) put this name with this picture?
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