Conklin, John French, BG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Brigadier General
Last Service Branch
Engineer Corps
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 3rd Army
Service Years
1915 - 1951

Engineer Corps

Brigadier General



Four Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Kansas
Kansas
Year of Birth
1891
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Conklin, John French, BG USA(Ret).
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
Last Address
Washington, D.C.

Date of Passing
Jan 25, 1973
 
Location of Interment
U.S. Military Academy West Point Post Cemetery - West Point, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Unknown

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US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


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Last Known Activity
Brigadier General United States Army. Member of USMA Class of 1915.

In April 1917 at Fort Bliss, Texas he was married to Marguerite Heard, daughter of Major General John W. Heard, USMA Class of 1883, She died in 1928. Next, he was married to Helen DeWitt Duff of Maplewood, New Jersey in 1931. His adopted son, John Heard Conklin, died in 1971. He was the son of John Conklin, United States Army and Rosalie French. 

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Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)/Pancho Villa Expedition (1916-1917)
From Month/Year
March / 1916
To Month/Year
February / 1917

Description
The Pancho Villa Expedition—now known officially in the United States as the Mexican Expedition but originally referred to as the "Punitive Expedition, U.S. Army"—was a military operation conducted by the United States Army against the paramilitary forces of Mexican revolutionary Francisco "Pancho" Villa from March 14, 1916, to February 7, 1917, during the Mexican Revolution 1910–1920.

The expedition was launched in retaliation for Villa's attack on the town of Columbus, New Mexico, and was the most remembered event of the Border War. The declared objective of the expedition by the Wilson administration was the capture of Villa. Despite successfully locating and defeating the main body of Villa's command, responsible for the raid on Columbus, U.S. forces were unable to prevent Villa's escape and so the main objective of the U.S. incursion was not achieved.

The active search for Villa ended after a month in the field when troops sent by Venustiano Carranza, the head of the Constitutionalist faction of the revolution and now the head of the Mexican government, resisted the U.S. incursion. The Constitutionalist forces used arms at the town of Parral to resist passage of a U.S. Army column. The U.S. mission was changed to prevent further attacks on it by Mexican troops and to plan for war in the eventuality it broke out. When war was averted diplomatically, the expedition remained in Mexico until February 1917 to encourage Carranza's government to pursue Villa and prevent further raids across the border.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Month/Year
March / 1916
To Month/Year
February / 1917
 
Last Updated:
Mar 16, 2020
   
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  48 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Baylor, Bernard, MAJ, (1911-1953)
  • Dargue, Herbert Arthur, MG, (1911-1941)
  • Hallyburton, Edgar Morrison, Sgt, (1909-1919)
  • Matthews, Mark, 1st Sgt, (1909-1950)
  • Matthews, Mark, 1st Sgt, (1910-1947)
  • Mattison, William Sr., CPL, (1916-1919)
  • Rader, Ira, COL, (1907-1947)
  • Roberts, Frank, MG, (1916-1957)
  • Silvester, Lindsay McDonald, MG, (1911-1949)
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