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Pierce, Palmer E.

PIERCE

Posted By: Von Mings Stachon (email)
Date: 4/7/2007 at 17:43:05

Pierce, Palmer E.

Traer, IA

Born: Oct. 23, 1865

Parents: Mr. and Mrs. H. C. Pierce

Entered Army: From West Point, NY, 1891, Regular Army
Training in US: US Military Academy, West Point, NY

Left for Overseas: May, 1918; arrived France. Assigned 54th Brig. 27th Div.

Engagements: 54th Brig. led the attack of the division in battle for control of St. Quentin canal, and was the first to break the Hindenburg line.

Medals-Ribbbons: Distinguished Service Medal, Nov. 11, 1918; Order of the Bath (Eng.); 2nd Distinguished Service Medal by Gen. Pershing

Retired from Army Dec. 1919. Rating: General

Participated in entire Puerto Rico campaign in Spanish War.

Served as instructor and assistant professor at West Point, also instructor at Army Service School, Fort Leavenworth, KS. With the Army at Tienstsin, China, 1912 to 1914. In command of Bn. in the Philippines, 1914 to 1916. In command of 22nd Inf. on Mexican border, 1916. Commissioned Brig. Gen. Dec. 1917. Rpt. on War Industries Board in charge of purchase of war supplies, member com. on training camp activities, asst. chief of staff, member War Council, Rpt. of War Dept. on com. to fix prices on material for war purposes.

Died: New York City, Jan. 17, 1940

Buried at West Point, NY.

(Veteran data included here was generously provided by the American Legion Kubik-Finch Post #142, Traer, IA; data gathered by the Legion about 1948.)


 

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