Walter Andrew Hitchcock
Lieutenant Colonel, United States Army
you so much for giving me the opportunity to add some information to your
website about my parents. I'm afraid that a lot of the information might
be things I would ask you rather than you receiving from me as my father
died (at the age of 73) when I was only 8 years old so I do not recall
what medals or campaigns or other military info pertained to him.
His medals and ribbons, including his purple heart, were given to my former brother who estranged himself from the rest of our family by his unforgivably wretched and destructive behavior so I have no record of what they were.
I believe my father attended JAG school in
Charlottesville, Virginia, prior to departing for Italy, where I believe
I just now was perusing your site further when
I spotted an entry for an old buddy of mine - Fred Groghan - who I had
not realized had died, as I was in full mental collapse around that time,
in fact I was living in a disabled trailer without
I know my father graduated from University Pennsylvania in 1911 I believe with a degree in civil engineering and I think he originally was in the cavalry when he first joined the reserves. I think when he was in high school in Philadelphia in 1904. My mother graduated in 1931 with AC degree in secretarial science from the Margaret Morison College of Carnegie Inst of Tech (now CMU).
I don't know if you have any info in your records about my father. If you do, perhaps I could add that to what I know and put it all down in the proper order and certainly save you the nuisance.
My cousin, who was my father's only niece, just died last month in her 80s and I'm sure there is very little left that can be found out anymore.
Thank you for affording me this opportunity
and I will try to put this together better. Again if you have some
specific military record info I would love to be privy thereto and include
it. Thanks again. Philip T. Hitchcock