Lowry, Sumter, Jr., MG

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Major General
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
00GC-Commanding General
Last MOS Group
General Officer
Primary Unit
1944-1945, 00GC, Army Service Forces Training Centers
Service Years
1914 - 1953
Official/Unofficial US Army Certificates
Cold War Certificate

Field Artillery

Major General



Two Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Florida
Florida
Year of Birth
1893
 
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Contact Info
Home Town
St. Augustine
Last Address
Not Specified

Date of Passing
Aug 02, 1985
 
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
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 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord US Army Retired (Pre-2007) Army National Guard Retired


 Unofficial Badges 

Artillery Shoulder Cord Cold War Veteran




 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Commissioned in June 1914 as 2LT of Infantry, Florida Army National Guard.
Transferred to Field Artillery 1924.
Retired from Florida National Guard Aug 1953. 
   
Other Comments:
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Mexican Service Campaign (1911-1919)/Pancho Villa Expedition (1916-1917)
Start Year
1916
End Year
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 Year
1916
To Year
1917
 
Last Updated:
May 6, 2016
   
Personal Memories
   
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
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  47 Also There at This Battle:
 
  • Baylor, Bernard, MAJ, (1911-1953)
  • Dargue, Herbert Arthur, MG, (1911-1941)
  • 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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