COLONEL R. C. VAN VLIET
Former Army Tennis Champion, Military Science Instructor
HOT SPRINGS, Arkansas, February 16, 1943 – Colonel Robert Campbell Van Vliet, World War veteran and former Army tennis champion, died today at the Army-Navy General Hospital here at the age of 49.
Colonel Van Vliet was stationed at the Breckinridge, Kentucky, Army Post when he became ill two months ago. He was Army tennis champion from 1924 to 1930, and taught military science at the University of California from 1938 to 1940. He was a graduate of West Point.
He leaves a widow, the former Noreen Crosby, daughter of the late Senator A. B. Crosby of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada; a daughter, and his father, Brigadier General Robert C. Van Vliet, retired, of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. Burial will be in Arlington.
NOTE: His father, Robert Campbell Van Vliet, Brigadier General, United States Army, and his grandfather, Stewart Van Vliet, Major General, United States Army, are both also buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
VAN VLIET, ROBERT C JR
- COL INFTY U S ARMY NJ
- DATE OF DEATH: 02/16/1943
- BURIED AT: SECTION EAST SITE 3662
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
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