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Palmer Eddy Pierce, American army officer. Awarded Distinguished Service Medal “for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished service”; Companion of the Bath (British). member General Staff, Feb; member General Munitions Board, War Industries Board, Training Camps Athletic Commn.

Background

Pierce, Palmer Eddy was born on October 23, 1865 in Savanna, Illinois, United States. Son of Henry Clay and Laura (Shepherd) Pierce.

Education

Student Grinnell (Iowa) College. Graduated from the United States Military Academy, 1891. Honor graduated from Army Service School, 1910.

Army Staff College, 1911.

Career

Commissioned Second lieutenant, June 12, 1891. First lieutenant 13th Infantry, March 23, 1898. Captain 8th Infantry, October 9, 1900.

Major 15th Infantry, March 28, 1912. Lieutenant colonel, May 15, 1917. Colonel (temporary), August 5, 1917.

Brigadier general N.A., December 17, 1917. Instructor chemistry, United States Military Academy, 1895-1899. Served in Puerto Rico, Spanish-American War, 1898.

In Philippine Islands, 1899-1901. Instructor and assistant professor philosophy, United States Military Academy, 1901-1907. Instructor Army Service and staff schedul, 1911-1912.

In China, 1912-1914, Philippine Islands, 1914-1915. Appointed member General Staff, February 16, 1916. Was member General Munitions Board, War Industries Board, Training Camps Athletic Commission, The War Council.

Arrived in France as commander 54th Infantry Brigade, May 1918. Participated Ypres-Lys defense, Ypres-Lys offensive, Somme offensive, battles of Hindenburg line, La Selle River. Returned to the United States, March 1919.

Commander 151st Depot Brigade, Camp Devens, Massachusetts, April-June 1919.

Membership

Member General Staff, Feb. Member General Munitions Board, War Industries Board, Training Camps Athletic Commn.

Connections

Married Agnes Young, December 3, 1891.

father:
Henry Clay Pierce

mother:
Laura (Shepherd) Pierce

spouse:
Agnes Young