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General John J. Pershing Medal

Object Number: 
1948.584
Date: 
1918
Medium: 
Bronze
Dimensions: 
diameter: 2 11/16 in. ( 6.8 cm )
Marks: 
Inscription: obverse, at lower right of field: "CH. Pillet" Inscription: reverse, in exergue, at right: "CP" Inscription: edge, lower center: "BRONZE"
Description: 
Bronze struck medal with obverse showing four military officers with soldiers holding standard in background; below are two shields with seals of France and the United States upon laurel branches. Reverse bears inscription above image of rooster standing upon sun, all surrounded by border of stars: "'IL.N'EST.ACTUELLEMENT./.D'AUTRE.QUESTION.QUE.DE./.COMBATTRE./.INFANTERIE-ARTILLERIE-AVIATION./.TOUT.CE.QUE.NOUS.AVONS.EST.A.VOUS./.DISPOSEZ.EN.A.VOTRE.GRE./.JE.SUIS.VENU.VOUS.DIRE.QUE.LE.PEUPLE.AMERICAIN./SERAIT.FIER.D'ETRE.ENGAGE.DANS.LA.PLUS.GRANDE./.BATAILLE.DE.L'HISTOIRE.'/.GENERAL.PERSHING./.DECLARATION.FAITE./AU.FRONT.28.MARS./.1918."
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. James G. Harbord
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group