Army & Navy - The First 30 Years . . .

The U.S. Army officer who knows the most about Russia is no longer in Russia. He is in Arkansas. The War Department has sloughed off his temporary rank of Brigadier General and called him home. The officer is Colonel Philip Ries Faymonville, who in a career of ups & downs was last week down again.

Vigorous, fastidious Faymonville, graduate of West Point, had watched Russia since 1915. He learned the language, served with the U.S. forces in Siberia in 1918, and for five years served at the U.S. Embassy as military attaché.

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