ARMY & NAVY: 19 for Pershing


The War Department announced last week that John Joseph Pershing, onetime (1917-19) Commander-in-Chief of the A. E. F. and since 1919 a General of the Armies of the U. S., shall henceforth be entitled to a salute of 19 guns on all formal occasions—two more than he rated before, two less than the President rates, the same number as rated by a Field Marshal in Europe.


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