Title: Samuel Tankersley Williams Papers,
Date (inclusive): 1917-1980
Collection Number: 81032
Williams, S. T. (Samuel Tankersley), 1897-
24 manuscript boxes, 9 envelopes, 9 phonotape reels
(10.7 linear feet)
Hoover Institution Archives
Stanford, California 94305-6010
Abstract: Correspondence, speeches, orders, memoranda, reports, interview transcripts, conference
notes, photographs, and phonotapes, 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.
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[Identification of item], Samuel Tankersley Williams Papers, [Box no.], Hoover
Acquired by the Hoover Institution Archives in 1981.
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United States. Army--Officers.
United States. Military Assistance Advisory Group, Vietnam
Korean War, 1950-1953.
Military assistance, American--Vietnam.
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Western.
United States--Armed Forces.
|1897 Aug. 25
||Born, Denton, Texas
|1916 May-1917 Aug.
||Private in the Texas Militia
||Attended Officers Training Camp, Leon Springs, Texas.
||Commissioned Second Lieutenant, Officers Reserve Corps
|1917 Aug.-1919 Aug.
||359th Infantry Regiment, France. Fought in battles of St. Michel, Meuse-Argonne, and Toul Sector
|1920 July 1
||Commissioned First Lieutenant in regular United States Army
|1925 Sept.-1926 May
||Attended Company Officers Course, Fort Benning, Georgia
||Captain, 21st Infantry Regiment, Hawaii
||Attended United States Army Infantry Officers Advance Course
||Attended United States Army Command and General Staff School
||Company commander, 29th Infantry Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia
||Attended Army War College
|1943 Feb.-1944 Aug.
||Brigadier General. Commander of the 378th Infantry Regiment and assistant division commander of the 90th Infantry Division,
France. Landed on Utah Beach
||Demoted from Brigadier General to Colonel
|1944 Sept.-1945 Nov.
||G-3 of the XXII Corps, European Theater of Operations
|1946 Feb.-1950 May
||Commander of the 26th Infantry Regiment and acting commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division, Nuremberg
|1950 June-1952 May
||Served in Operations and Training Office of the Army Field Forces, Fort Monroe, Virginia
|1951 February 13
||Promoted to Brigadier General
|1952 June-1953 Aug.
||Commander of the 25th Infantry Division, Korea
||Promoted to Major General
|1953 Sept.-1954 March
||Commander of the XVI Corps, Japan
||Commander of the IX Corps and deputy commander of the Eighth Army, Korea
||Deputy commander of the Fourth Army, Fort Sam Houston, Texas
|1955 Sept. 15
||Promoted to Lieutenant General
|1955 Oct.-1960 Aug.
||Chief of the Military Assistance and Advisory Group (MAAG), Vietnam
|1984 April 26
||Died, San Antonio, Texas