Honors Bestowed Upon General Pershing


Distinguished Service Cross
Distinguished Service Medal
Silver Star
Service Medals
Indian Campaign Medal
Spanish Campaign Medal
Philippine Campaign Medal
Mexican Service Medal
Army of Cuban Occupation Medal
World War I Victory Medal
with Battle clasps for Cambrai, Somme Defensive, Lys, Aisne, Montdidier, Noyon, Champagne-Maine, Aisne-Marno, Somme Offensive, Oise-Aisne, YpresLys, St. Mihiel, Meuse-Argonne, Vittrio-Vento, and Defensive Sector


Silver Medal, Rifle Competition 1889
Arizona Revolver Team Bronze and Silver Medals
1891 Platte Revolver Team


Belgian Order of Leoploe (Grand Croix)
Croix de Guerre
British Order of the Bath (Knight Grand Cross)
Chinese Grand Cordon of the Order of the Presious
Light of the China Ho (Golden Grain) 1st Class
Czechoslovakian Croix de Guerre
Order of the White Lion (1st Class) with Sword
French Legion of Honor (Grand Cross)
Medaille MiLitariro
Croix de Guerre with Palm
Greek Order of the Redeemer
Italian Military Order of Savory (Grand Cross)
Order of St. Maurice and St. Lazarus (Grand Croix)
Japanese Order of the Rising Sun (Grand Cordon of the Paulownia)
Montenegrin Medaille Obilitch
Order of Prince Danilo Ier (Grand Croix)
Panamanian Medal of La Solidaridad (1st Class)
Peruvian Grand Cross of the Order of the Sun
Medal Commemorative of 1st Centenary of the Battle of Ava Chucho
Polish Order of "Virtutut MiLitari"
Romanian Order of Mihail the Brave (1st Class)
Serbian Order of the Star of Kare-Georges with Swords (1st Class)
Venezuelan Grand Cordon of the Order of the Liberator

Tendered Thanks of Congress
"Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress Assembled, that thanks of the American people and the Congress of the United States are due, and are hereby tendered, to General John J. Pershing for his highly distinguished services as Commander-in-Chief of the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe and to the officers and men under his command for their unwavering devotion and heroic valor throughout the war."
-Joint Resolution of Congress
September 18, 1919
September 29, 1919 (approved)

Special Gold Medal
"In recognition of his peerless leadership, heroic achievement and great military victories, as Commander-in-Chief of the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe in World War I, and for his gallant and unselfish contribution to the preparation for, and the prosecution of World War II."
-Awarded by Act of Congress
August 7, 1946

Special Medal
A commemorative medal from Doctor Adofe Magica, President of the Committee of the city of Buenos Aires, "Sir, in the name of the committee in charge of the festivities with which the city of Buenos Aires celebrated joyously the advent of peace, consummated by the treaty of Versailles, I have the honor to convey to you a commemorative medal which has been especially dedicated to you. Receive it sir, with a testimony of the profound admiration and respect with which we hold your great services to the cause of justice and civilization."


LL.B and LL.D, University of Nebraska
D.C.L., Oxford University
LL.D, Cambridge University
LL.N, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
LL.D, University of Arizona
LL.D, University of Missouri
LL.D, George Washington University
D. of M.S., Pennsylvania Military College
LL.D, The College of William and Mary
LL.D, Harvard University
LL.D, University of Pennsylvania
LL.D, McGell University, Canada
LL.D, University of Maryland
LL.D, Princeton University
D. of M.S., New York University
LL.D, Columbia University

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