Col. Holmberg Road street sign at NAVAHCS


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Street sign at the VA Medical Center of the Northern Arizona VA Health Care System (NAVAHCS) in Prescott, Arizona.

Colonel Holmberg Road is named after Carl Edward Holmberg. In 1918 he became the first Commanding Officer when Whipple Barracks became U.S. Army General Hospital Number 20. Born in 1879 in Lund, Sweden, he later moved with his parents to Saginaw, Michigan. Holmberg attended Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for his medical education, graduating in 1908. He joined the U.S. Army in 1909 and graduated from the Army Medical School in 1910. Holmberg was stationed in San Francisco, Manila, and Fort Bayard, New Mexico before arriving at Whipple Barracks on May 9, 1918. Tragically, on January 1, 1919, he died of influenza. He is buried at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Saginaw. Photo courtesy of Mary Dillinger, Public Affairs Officer, NAVAHCS.


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