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  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Acquisition Information
  • Accruals
  • Biographical Note
  • Scope and Content of Collection

  • Title: Samuel Tankersley Williams papers
    Date (inclusive): 1917-1980
    Collection Number: 81032
    Contributing Institution: Hoover Institution Archives
    Language of Material: English
    Physical Description: 24 manuscript boxes, 9 envelopes, 9 sound tape reels (10.7 linear feet)
    Abstract: Correspondence, speeches, orders, memoranda, reports, interview transcripts, conference notes, photographs, and sound recordings relating to American military activities in the European Theater during World War II, Amerian military operations in the Korean War, and American military assistance to South Vietnam.
    Physical Location: Hoover Institution Archives
    Creator: Williams, S. T. (Samuel Tankersley), 1897-

    Access

    Collection is open for research.
    The Hoover Institution Archives only allows access to copies of audiovisual items. To listen to sound recordings or to view videos or films during your visit, please contact the Archives at least two working days before your arrival. We will then advise you of the accessibility of the material you wish to see or hear. Please note that not all audiovisual material is immediately accessible.

    Publication Rights

    For copyright status, please contact the Hoover Institution Archives.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Samuel Tankersley Williams papers, [Box no.], Hoover Institution Archives.

    Acquisition Information

    Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1981.

    Accruals

    Materials may have been added to the collection since this finding aid was prepared. To determine if this has occurred, find the collection in Stanford University's online catalog at http://searchworks.stanford.edu/ . Materials have been added to the collection if the number of boxes listed in the online catalog is larger than the number of boxes listed in this finding aid.

    Biographical Note

    1897 August 25 Born, Denton, Texas
    1916-1917 Private in the Texas Militia
    1917 Attended Officers Training Camp, Leon Springs, Texas
      Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Officers Reserve Corps
    1917-1919 359th Infantry Regiment, France; fought in battles of St. Michel, Meuse-Argonne, and Toul Sector
    1920 Commissioned First Lieutenant in regular United States Army
    1925-1926 Attended Company Officers Course, Fort Benning, Georgia
    1926-1930 Captain, 21st Infantry Regiment, Hawaii
    1930-1931 Attended United States Army Infantry Officers Advance Course
    1933-1935 Attended United States Army Command and General Staff School
    1935-1937 Company commander, 29th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia
    1937-1938 Attended Army War College
    1943-1944 Brigadier General, commander of the 378th Infantry Regiment and assistant division commander of the 90th Infantry Division, France; landed on Utah Beach
    1944 Demoted from Brigadier General to Colonel
    1944-1945 G-3 of the XXII Corps, European Theater of Operations
    1946-1950 Commander of the 26th Infantry Regiment and acting commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division, Nuremberg
    1950-1952 Served in Operations and Training Office of the Army Field Forces, Fort Monroe, Virginia
    1951 Promoted to Brigadier General
    1952-1953 Commander of the 25th Infantry Division, Korea
    1953 Promoted to Major General
    1953-1954 Commander of the XVI Corps, Japan
    1954 Commander of the IX Corps and deputy commander of the Eighth Army, Korea
    1955 Deputy commander of the Fourth Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
    1955 Promoted to Lieutenant General
    1955-1960 Chief of the Military Assistance and Advisory Group (MAAG), Vietnam
    1984 April 26 Died, San Antonio, Texas

    Scope and Content of Collection

    Correspondence, speeches, orders, memoranda, reports, interview transcripts, conference notes, photographs, and sound recordings relating to American military activities in the European Theater during World War II, Amerian military operations in the Korean War, and American military assistance to South Vietnam.

    Subjects and Indexing Terms

    United States. Army--Officers.
    United States. Military Assistance Advisory Group, Vietnam.
    Korean War, 1950-1953.
    Military assistance, American--Vietnam.
    Phonotapes.
    United States--Armed Forces.
    Vietnam.
    World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Western.
    World War, 1939-1945.