Frank Camm was born at Lynchburg, Virginia, January 8, 1895.
He attended Virginia Poly Institute, and received an L.L.B. Degree from the University of Virginia in 1917. He was also a graduate of the Samur Field Artillery School, France, 1918, Camp St. Maur Tractor Artillery School, France, 1918, Field Artillery School, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1924, the Command and General Staff School (special course), 1941 (Division officer's course), 1942.
He married Felicia Beall Taylor, June 3, 1921.
He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant, Field Artillery, and then advanced through the through the grades to Brigadier General in 1951.
He served with the 55th Artillery, 1918, France; Regulating Station H, France and Germany, 1919; as Instructor, Military Science, Harvard University, 1926-30; with the 17th Field Artillery, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, 1930-34; Adjutant 13th Field Artillery Brigade, Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, 1934-36; as Professor of Military Science and Tactics, Xavier University, Cincinnati, 1936-40; with the 28th Field Artillery and as Commander of the 56th Field Artillery, Fort Jackson, South Carolina, 1941-42.
He was Executive Officer, 78th Division Artillery, Camp Butner, North Carolina, 1942-43; was Commander of the 15th Field Artillery Brigade, Fort Bragg, 1943, XIII Corps Artillery, Camp Picket, Virginia, 1943; the 78th Div Artillery, U.S., England, France, Belgium, and Germany, 1943-46; 31st Antiaircraft Brigade, Esslingen, Germany, 1946; Special Representative and Director for Germany, Office of Foreign Liquidation Commission, Bad Orb, Germany, 1946-47.
He was Deputy for combat arms, General Staff, 1948-50; Assistant Chief, Career Management Division, Department of the Army, 1950-51; Chief of Military Assistance Advisory Group, Embassy, Lisbon, Portugal, 1951-53. He retired from active duty in 1953.
He participated in campaigns of Meuse-Argonne, Aisne-Marne, 1918, Ardennes (Battle of the Bulge), Rhineland (Remegen Bridge), Central Germany, 1944-45.
His medals include the Legion of Merit, Bronze Star with Oak Leaf CLuster, Commendation Ribbons (US), Croix de Guerre with palm (France).
He made his home at Monroe, Virginia, where he died on December 16, 1976. He was buried with full military honors in Section 11 of Arlington National Cemetery. Buried with him are his wife, Felicia Beall Taylor Camm (1899-1974), and his daughter, Felicia Beall Camm (1926-1975).
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