HMC Robert M. Williamson, USN (Ret.)

Robert served in Iceland from 01 OCT 1941 through 21 MAR 1942 as a Dental Technician
attached to the United States1st Marine Brigade (Provisional), Fleet Marine Force, Atlantic Fleet.

Robert enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1938 and received his Chief Hospital Corpsman (HMC) rating on 15 SEP 1943.
He retired from the U.S. Naval Reserve in 1968. After retirement, he served as a Public Health Officer in Des Moines, Iowa.

Photos and source information courtesy of Laura Ingenluyff and Todd Wilkinson.

For more information about the experiences of the 1st Marine Brigade (Provisional) in Iceland, read
"Outpost in the North Atlantic: Marines in the Defense of Iceland" by Colonel James A. Donovan, U.S. Marine Corps (Ret).

See also Churchill, Iceland and the "Polar Bears" by Mike Grobbel

Robert M. Williamson (far right); April 1942 in Clarion, Iowa.
He was home on leave, having just returned from Iceland.
From left to right: Patricia and Florence Williamson (Robert's daughter and wife),
his mother Estella (holding her granddaughter, Elizabeth Yocum),
Mary Yocum, his father Roy Williamson (Chief of Police, Clarion IA)
and Robert Williamson.

Estella, Robert holding Patricia and Estella's mother, Nellie Hoff;
April 1942, Clarion, Iowa.

Robert also served aboard the
- USS LST-462 (12 APR 1944 to 16 JUL 1944)
- USS CONSOLATION (AH-15) (30 SEP 1946 to 01 AUG 1948)
- USS CHIEF (AM-315) (15 FEB 1952 to 04 JAN 1953).


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