Quekemeyer, John George, COL

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Aide to General
Primary Unit
1925-1926, State Department
Service Years
1906 - 1926

Aide to General


Three Overseas Service Bars

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Date of Passing
Feb 28, 1926
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Wound Chevron (1917-1932) Aide-de-Camp Aiguillette

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Last Known Activity
Selected for the 1912 US Olympic Polo Team. However, he broke his collar bone during a riding accident and did not attend the Olympics. 

Served as Aide - de - Camp to GEN John J. Pershing from May 1918 to Feb 1926.  

Wounded in action during the Argonne Forest battle on Sep 23, 1918. 

Served as Secretary of the American Delegation to the Tacna - Arica Plebisicitary Commission (Peru and Chili border disputes) from July 1925 - Feb 1926. GEN Pershing was the President of the American Delegation.    

Died of pneumonia on Feb 28, 1926.  He was posthumously promoted to his wartime rank of COL by US Senate Act of June 21, 1930.   
Other Comments:
It is commonly believed that Colonel Quekemeyer would have played a stellar role during World War II had he not met an untimely death in 1926 as he was preparing to begin his service as Commandant of Cadets at West Point, the first Southerner named to that post since Robert E. Lee.
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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
5th CavalryU.S. Army13th Cavalry RegimentState Department
United States Department of WarCommand and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
  1906-1912, 5th Cavalry
  1910-1910, US Army Cavalry School
  1912-1914, 13th Cavalry Regiment
  1914-1917, State Department
  1917-1918, United States Department of War
  1918-1919, American Expeditionary Force
  1921-1922, US Army Cavalry School
  1923-1925, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Course
  1925-1926, State Department
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1918-1923 Occupation of Germany, 1919 to 1923
 Colleges Attended 
University of MississippiUnited States Military Academy
  1901-1902, University of Mississippi
  1902-1906, United States Military Academy
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