Anthony, George

Rank Major
Unit # U.S. Army Medical Service

Canadian by birth George graduated from the School of Medicine at the University of Toronto. He established a practice in Flint, Michigan, specializing in children’s diseases.

He enlisted in the US Medical Corp in July 1942. He had been serving in the southwest Pacific since January 1943.

The WN (unknown) reported that Major Anthony was on leave to visit his wife and family for the fisrst time in three years. He had been withessing the value of blood plasma in treating wounds close to battle-field in the South Pacific.

George had returned to the United Satates as an attending physican to a large number of men wounded in the fighting at Iwo Jima.   

The Wallaceburg News reported that in July of 1944 his wife (Rose nee Burgess) of Wallaceburg who was staying with her parents Mr. and Mrs. Herbert W. Burgess of Wallaceburg received a long distance call from Hon. Henry L. Stimson, US Secretary of War. At the time she was entertaining some friends.

The message from Secretary Stimson was to inform her that her husband was promoted to the rank of Major. He went on to say:

“Had it not been for your husband 152 men would never have returned home to their families.” The message went on to state, many men have been awarded the Purple Heart (US medal to the wounded) were not half so deserving of it as Major Anthony was.”


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