Duncan S. Somerville – Colonel, United States Army

From a contemporary press report:

Duncan S. Somerville, 92, a retired Army colonel who had served in Europe and the Pacific in World War II and as assistant artillery officer of the IX Corps in Korea during the war there, died of cancer June 8, 1999 at the Fairfax retirement facility at Fort Belvoir.

Colonel Somerville had served as chief of staff of the U.S. delegation at the Korean truce talks at Panmunjom and retired from active duty in 1958 as chief of the Connecticut military district. He lived in Connecticut and then Florida before moving to Fort Belvoir in 1992.


On Tuesday, June 8, 1999. Beloved husband of the late Virginia W. Somerville; loving father of Duncan S. Somerville, Jr., John A. Somerville, Susan S. Menson and Lisa S. Hampton; brother of Jean S. Miller. Also survived by two granddaughters, Shane E. Somerville and Lindsay M. Somerville.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, June 24 at 1 p.m., Fort Myer Chapel. Interment Arlington National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to West Point Library, Alumni Office Affairs, Herbert Hall, West Point, NY 10996 or American Cancer Society, 124 Park St. SE, PO Box 699, Vienna, VA 22183.

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