Individual Awards of the
Generals of the World Wars


GOA Pershing
Cover of TIME Magazine, 1943.

Born near Laclede, MO,
on 13 Sept 1860.
Died in Washington, DC,
on 15 July 1948.


GEN Pershing
in France, 1918.


BG Pershing
in Mexico, 1914.


MAJ Pershing
after San Juan Hill, Cuba, 1899.


First Captain Pershing
U.S.M.A., 1886.


Little Jack Pershing
on Missouri farm, 1868.

General of the Armies John J. Pershing, USA

Adjutant General, Department of Mindanao and Jolo-The Philippines;
Commanding General, Department of Visayas-The Philippines;
Commanding General, Mexican Punitive Expedition;
Commanding General for the Formation of the National Army;
Commanding General, American Expeditionary Forces-Europe;
Chief of Staff of the United States Army;
United States Chief Commissioner


Distinguished Service Cross
Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star
Purple Heart

The Congressional Gold Medal

Indian Campaign Medal
Spanish Campaign Medal
Army of Cuban Occupation Medal
Philippine Campaign Medal
Mexican Service Medal
Victory Medal, WWI, with 14 Battle Clasps
Army of Occupation of Germany Medal, WWI
American Defense Service Medal
American Campaign Medal
Victory Medal, WWII

New Mexico Medal of Honor

Grand Cross of the Order of Leopold [Belgium]
Croix de Guerre with Palm [Belgium]
Grand Cordon of the Order of the Precious Jade [China]
Grand Order of the Precious Light of the Chia Ho (1st Class) [China]
Order of the Golden Grain [China]
Order of the White Lion (1st Class) with Swords [Czechoslovakia]
War Cross [Czechoslovakia]
Grand Cross of the Legion of Honor [France]
Medal of Military Merit [France]
Croix de Guerre with Palm [France]
Knight Grand Cross of the Order of the Bath [Great Britain]
Knight Grand Cross of the Royal Order of the Redeemer [Greece]
Grand Cross of the Military Order of Savoy [Italy]
Grand Cross of the Order of Saints Maurice and Lazarus [Italy]
Grand Cordon of the Paulownia of the Order of the Rising Sun [Japan]
Order of the Sacred Treasure [Japan]
Grand Cross of the Order of Prince Daniel I [Montenegro]
Medaille Obilitch [Montenegro]
Medal of La Solidaridad (1st Class) [Panama]
Grand Cross of the Order of the Sun [Peru]
Commander's Cross of the Virtuti Militari [Poland]
Order of Michael the Brave (1st Class) [Romania]
Grand Cross of the Order of the Star of Kara George with Swords [Serbia]
Grand Cordon of the Order of the Liberator [Venezuela]

 

M26 PERSHING Heavy Tank
WWII and Korean War
PERSHING Missile System
Cold War


46 tons, 100 mile range, 90 mm main gun,
one .50 cal and two .30 cal machineguns


460 mile range, thermonuclear warhead -
60, 200, or 400 kiloton yield
   

PERSHING PARK


Memorial park dedicated to General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing,
located at 14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, in Washington, D.C.

 

 

 

U.S. Military Medals
General of the Armies John J. Pershing, USA

The Distinguished Service Cross (DSC) The Distinguished Service Medal (DSM)    The Silver Star     The Purple Heart
Indian Campaign MedalSpanish Campaign MedalArmy of Cuban Occupation MedalPhilippine Campaign MedalMexican Service Medal
Victory Medal, World War IArmy of Occupation of Germany Medal, WWIAmerican Defense Service MedalAmerican Campaign MedalVictory Medal, World War II

   


Contrary to what you may read on Wikipedia
or other such informational collections,
General of the Armies Pershing never wore gold stars
as an
insignia of grade.  Four silver stars is the regulation insignia
for U.S. Army
Generals and he never wore anything different. RWDP

 


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