Patrick H. McAndrew, Army surgeon
Jan. 7, 2013 5:12 pm
LOCAL HISTORY FEATURE
By Peter Becker
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HAWLEY-Visitors at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA can find the resting place of a Hawley son, Patrick Henry McAndrew, who served as an Army surgeon in the Spanish American War.
A career military man, his life spanned the American Civil War to the end of World War II. His brother, also from Hawley, was Major General James W. McAndrew, who served as Chief of Staff to General Pershing in World War I.
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Perhaps he witnessed the craft at the feet of Dr. Curtis or Dr. Dingman and sensed his own calling.
We know that he graduated from Manhattan College in New York and the University of Pennsylvania Medical School, class of 1893.
In 1898 he was young and struggling physician in the City of Scranton, when the Spanish American War broke out. He was willing when the call came to serve his country.
We can only suppose that his brother James, two years his senior, may have served as an inspiration in Patrick’s decison to follow a military career. James, who would one day serve as an Army general, had graduated from West Point in 1888, ten years before. In 1898, James was serving in the Santiago campaign in Cuba during the Spanish-American War.
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McAndrew, Patrick H. [MC18?? RIP]
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