Brigadier General, United States Army
at Fort Steele, Wyoming, June 1, 1878, the son of
Calvin and Josephine (Lesesne) DeWitt. He was a student at Princeton
(1894-95), and received an M.D. degree from the University of Maryland
in 1900. He married Bessie S. Foster, September
27, 1904 and they had one son, Wallace, Jr.
He began as a Contract Surgeon, United States Army, in 1900 and advanced through the grades to Colonel in 1927 and to Brigadier General, Assistant to the Surgeon General, 1935-39.
He was a Fellow, American College of Surgeons, the American Medical Association and the American Hospital Association.
He died on December 15, 1949 and was buried
in Section 11 of Arlington National Cemetery.
SAN FRANCISCO, California, December 15, 1949 – Brigadier General Wallace DeWitt, Army Medical Corps (retired), died today in Letterman General Hospital, where he had served twice as commanding officer. His age was 71.
Born in Fort Steele, Wyoming, General DeWitt studied at Princeton University, received his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1900 and became a civilian surgeon attached to the Army. After a quarter of a century with the Army he was named Assistant Surgeon General, holding the post for four years.
Photo Courtesy of Russell C. Jacobs, January 2006
DEWITT, WALLACE SR
BRIG GEN SURGEON GEN MED CORPS USA WW I WW II
DATE OF BIRTH: 06/01/1878
DATE OF DEATH: 12/15/1949
BURIED AT: SECTION 11 SITE 880 SH
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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