Root family collection, 1917-2001 (bulk 1917-1925)

Root, Stanley W.,. 1882-


5 boxes.
The materials are arranged by type, then chronologically. The photograph album is arranged by page number.
The Root family collection consists of materials relating to the military service of Stanley W. Root Sr. and Stanley W. Root Jr. They include a 1919 map of the Field Artillery Replacement Depot, Camp Jackson, South Carolina; certificates of appointment; Stanley W. Root Jr.'s diary and short memoir of his 1945-1946 service in Germany; and personal and official correspondence. The collection contains printed materials regarding the Military Order of the World Wars, the 751st Field Artillery Battalion, Field Artillery School and Officer Candidate School at Fort Sill, and Germany. A photograph album, loose photograph album pages, and loose photographs show equipment at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, and sights in Hawaii during the early-mid 1920s. Preservation photocopies are included to record the original order of the album and loose album pages.
Major (MAJ) Stanley W. Root, Sr., a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania, served in the 2nd Infantry, Pennsylvania National Guard from 1910-1916. He served in the United States (U.S.) Army at the Field Artillery Replacement Depot, Camp Jackson, South Carolina in 1918. From 1922-1925 he served at Schofield Barracks. He commanded Battery C, 11th Field Artillery from 1922-1923. Root Sr. was promoted to captain in the Pennsylvania National Guard on 5 August 1917, to major in the National Army on 19 March 1918, and to captain in the Regular Army of the United States on 5 February 1921.
Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Stanley W. Root, Jr. was born at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii and educated at Princeton and Penn Law School. He was commissioned a 2nd lieutenant in the U.S. Army on 2 May 1944 after completing Officer Candidate School. Root Jr. served as a battery officer and assistant S-3 in the 751st Field Artillery Battalion during World War II, earning a Bronze Star. He organized and commanded the Gersfeld Ski Center in 1945-1946. He was recalled to active duty in 1950 for service during the Korean War, serving as a captain in the 108th Field Artillery Battalion in Korea. He later transferred to the Judge Advocate General Corps. Root, Jr. retired in 1965 as Division Judge Advocate General. He worked as a lawyer and retired as a partner in the law firm of Ballard, Spahr, Andrews and Ingersoll in 1993.
Contains the following type(s) of material: correspondence/letters, memoirs, personnel documents, awards/certificates, unit histories, diary/journal, photographs.
Available on site only.
A finding aid to this collection can be found in the USAHEC Digital Archive.

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