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John Joseph Pershing

Date of birth: September 13, 1860
Date of death: 15-Jul-48
Place of Birth: Missouri, Linn County
Home of record: Laclede Missouri

John J. Pershing graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Class of 1886. From July 1, 1921 to September 13, 1924, he served as the 10th Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.

AWARDS AND CITATIONS

Distinguished Service Cross

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Awarded for actions during the Philippine Insurrection

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Distinguished Service Cross to Brigadier General (Infantry) John Joseph Pershing, United States Army, for extraordinary heroism in action against hostile fanatical Moros at Mount Bagsak, Jolo, Philippine Islands, on 15 June 1913. Brigadier General Pershing personally assumed command of the assaulting line at the most critical period when only about 15 yards from the last Moro position. His encouragement and splendid example of personal heroism resulted in a general advance and the prompt capture of the hostile stronghold.

General Orders: Decorations U.S. Army, Supplement V, 1941

Action Date: 15-Jun-13

Service: Army

Rank: Brigadier General

Army Distinguished Service Medal

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Awarded for actions during the World War I

The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to General John Joseph Pershing, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as a token of the gratitude of the American people to the Commander of our armies in the field for his distinguished services, and in appreciation of the success which our armies have achieved under his leadership.

General Orders: War Department, General Orders No. 111 (1918)

Action Date: World War I

Service: Army

Rank: General

Company: Commander in Chief

Division: American Expeditionary Forces

Silver Star

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Awarded for actions during the Philippine Insurrection

Major John Joseph Pershing, United States Army, was cited for gallantry in action in the Santiago de Cuba Campaign, 22 June to 17 July 1898.

Action Date: June 22 - July 17, 1898

Service: Army

Rank: Major