Ronald R. Van Stockum

Ronald Reginald Van Stockum (Born July 8, 1916) is a decorated officer of the United States Marine Corps with the rank of brigadier general.wikipedia
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Battle of Guam (1944)

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A veteran of Bougainville and Guam campaigns, Van Stockum is most noted for his service as director, Marine Corps Reserve and later as commanding general, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific (Forward) on Okinawa during the Vietnam War.

August Larson

He subsequently participated in the Neutrality patrols in the stretch between Bermuda and Hampton Roads and following the United States entry into World War II, Van Stockum was promoted to the rank of captain in February 1942 and succeeded Captain August Larson in command of the detachment aboard.
Larson was succeeded by his deputy, first lieutenant Ronald R. Van Stockum, and ordered back to Quantico in February 1942 and assigned to the staff Commandant of Marine Corps Schools, Brigadier General Samuel M. Harrington.

1st Battalion, 3rd Marines

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After this campaign, he was promoted to the rank of lieutenant colonel and assumed command of 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines under Colonel James A. Stuart.

8th Marine Regiment

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His tour of duty with 2nd Marine Division continued when Van Stockum assumed command of 8th Marine Regiment at the beginning of July 1959.

The Filson Historical Society

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He later held numeral positions consecutively within Shelby County: chairman of Louisville Armed Forces Committee; chairman of Military Affairs Committee of the Louisville Area Chamber of Commerce; president of the Shelby County Community Foundation or president of the Filson Club.

United States Marine Corps

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Ronald Reginald Van Stockum (Born July 8, 1916) is a decorated officer of the United States Marine Corps with the rank of brigadier general.

Brigadier general (United States)

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Ronald Reginald Van Stockum (Born July 8, 1916) is a decorated officer of the United States Marine Corps with the rank of brigadier general.

Bougainville campaign

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A veteran of Bougainville and Guam campaigns, Van Stockum is most noted for his service as director, Marine Corps Reserve and later as commanding general, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific (Forward) on Okinawa during the Vietnam War.

United States Marine Corps Reserve

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A veteran of Bougainville and Guam campaigns, Van Stockum is most noted for his service as director, Marine Corps Reserve and later as commanding general, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific (Forward) on Okinawa during the Vietnam War.

Fleet Marine Force, Pacific

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A veteran of Bougainville and Guam campaigns, Van Stockum is most noted for his service as director, Marine Corps Reserve and later as commanding general, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific (Forward) on Okinawa during the Vietnam War.

Okinawa Prefecture

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A veteran of Bougainville and Guam campaigns, Van Stockum is most noted for his service as director, Marine Corps Reserve and later as commanding general, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific (Forward) on Okinawa during the Vietnam War.

Vietnam War

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A veteran of Bougainville and Guam campaigns, Van Stockum is most noted for his service as director, Marine Corps Reserve and later as commanding general, Fleet Marine Force, Pacific (Forward) on Okinawa during the Vietnam War.

Newton, South Cambridgeshire

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He was born as Ronald Reginald Bareham on July 8, 1916, in Newton, Cambridgeshire, England as the son of Reginald George and Florence Freestone Bareham.

England

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He was born as Ronald Reginald Bareham on July 8, 1916, in Newton, Cambridgeshire, England as the son of Reginald George and Florence Freestone Bareham.

British Army

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He never met his father, who was killed in action, while served as sergeant with the British Army during the battle of the Somme on July 1, 1916.

Battle of the Somme

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He never met his father, who was killed in action, while served as sergeant with the British Army during the battle of the Somme on July 1, 1916.

Women's Royal Air Force (World War I)

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His mother Florence joined newly established Women's Royal Air Force and young Ronald grew up with the relatives.

Duxford Aerodrome

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While stationed at Duxford Airfield, which was occupied by American forces by the time, Florence met U.S. Sergeant Antonius Wilhemus Van Stockum, native of the Netherlands, who immigrated to the United States before the War.

Netherlands

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While stationed at Duxford Airfield, which was occupied by American forces by the time, Florence met U.S. Sergeant Antonius Wilhemus Van Stockum, native of the Netherlands, who immigrated to the United States before the War.

Bellingham, Washington

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Ronald grew up in Washington state and completed the grade school in Bellingham, Washington.

Yakima, Washington

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He later graduated from the high school in Yakima, Washington, and entered the University of Washington in Seattle, where he graduated in June 1937 with bachelor's degree.

University of Washington

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He later graduated from the high school in Yakima, Washington, and entered the University of Washington in Seattle, where he graduated in June 1937 with bachelor's degree.

Seattle

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He later graduated from the high school in Yakima, Washington, and entered the University of Washington in Seattle, where he graduated in June 1937 with bachelor's degree.

Bachelor's degree

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He later graduated from the high school in Yakima, Washington, and entered the University of Washington in Seattle, where he graduated in June 1937 with bachelor's degree.

Reserve Officers' Training Corps

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During his time at the university, he completed ROTC course and was commissioned reserve second lieutenant in the infantry and also active in YMCA student board.