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BG John Leonard Pierce

BG John Leonard Pierce

Birth
Dallas, Dallas County, Texas, USA
Death 12 Feb 1959 (aged 63)
San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Burial San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Section B Grave 252-A
Memorial ID 18160 · View Source
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US Army Brigadier General. He attended the Texas Military Institute and was commissioned a Lieutenant in the US 1st Infantry in June, 1917. During World War I, he served in the 8th US Infantry in Germany and was part of the post war occupation. After the war, he was interested in the modern concept of mobile warfare and helped in the development of mechanized armor capabilities. At the start of World War II, he was a Colonel, Chief of Staff II Armored Corps in charge of the US Army distributions for mobile deployment. During World War II he served in many important capacities, including division commander of the 16th Armored Division, in Europe and was promoted Brigadier General in June, 1943. After the war, he was president of the secretary of war's Discharge Review Board and retired in 1946.

Bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith


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  • Added: 27 Oct 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 18160
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for BG John Leonard Pierce (29 Apr 1895–12 Feb 1959), Find A Grave Memorial no. 18160, citing Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .