Where Did He Come From?
Dr. Robert Duncan-Enzmann was born in Peking, China, in the early 20s to an American mother and an Austrian father. His father, Ernst von Enzmann, was an officer in Franz Josef’s army. He escaped from prison in Siberia by walking to China. His mother, Florence Goodman was a native of Maine. After graduating from Johns Hopkins, Florence joined the Peking Union Medical College staff. Ernst and Florence met there and married.
As he grew up, Robert attended British Embassy schools. Dr. Enzmann came to the USA for the first time at the age of five. He grew up splitting his time between Massachusetts and Maine. He earned his doctoral degree in medicine and geology and attained three master’s degrees during his educational career. He served in the Navy during WWII and saw 14 active combat situations, including the Leyte Gulf Battle in the Philippines and air support for the invasion of Normandy Beach. He was shot down more than once and received a Purple Heart for his service.