Colonel Pashupati Joseph Sarma
Submitted by: Tanveer Kalo
Colonel Pashupati Joseph Sarma served in World War 1 with the United States Army. The dates of service are: Unknown .
Colonel Pashupati Joseph Sarma was born on September 29, 1893 in Calcutta, British India.
He arrived to the New York City on June 28, 1912 at age of 20 from Liverpool, England on the ship Mauretania. It interesting to note that his race was listed as East Indian in the passenger list.
Sarma settled down in Chicago, Illinois. He become a general medical surgeon in the city.
He registered for the U.S. military on June 5, 1917. According to the book History of Medicine and Surgery and Physicians and Surgeons of Chicago by the Chicago Medical Society, during the war, Sarma entered the medical corps of the U.S. Army and rose to the rank of 1st Lieutenant.
He applied for naturalization on April 11, 1918 in Chicago.
After the war, Sarma returned to Chicago and continued to practice medicine. By 1930 at the age of 38, Sarma was still in Chicago and was married to 33 years old Florence Sarma. It also interesting to note that Sarma's race was listed as white in his 1930 federal census.
During World War II, Sarma again served with the U.S. Army Medical Corps, attained the rank of Colonel, and was stationed at Camp Barkeley in Texas.
On Januray 21, 1943 Colonel Sarma died at age of 50 in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia.