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John Leonard Pierce
Birth: Apr. 29, 1895
Dallas County
Texas, USA
Death: Feb. 12, 1959

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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  Kate B Pierce (1895 - 1988)*
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Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery
San Antonio
Bexar County
Texas, USA
Plot: Section B Grave 252-A
GPS (lat/lon): 29.28565, -98.25941
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Record added: Oct 27, 2000
Find A Grave Memorial# 18160
John Leonard Pierce
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 Added: Dec. 12, 2013
At one point in your life, you wrote a blank check made payable to The United States of America, for an amount of up to, and including, your life if necessary. Thank you for your service to our country. May God bless you!
- Darlene T.
 Added: Jun. 15, 2012
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