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Offline Ryne

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John J. Pershing Award
« on: July 25, 2016, 04:21:28 PM »
Hi guys. My paternal grandfather attended one of the CMTC (Citizens' Military Training Camp) in the 1930's, meant to provide military training to civilians and commissioned officers into the reserves. Information on the CMTC program is hard to come by, and his discharge from the Reserve Corps in 1937 is all the paperwork I have.

Information on the John J. Pershing Award is even harder to find. The caption of a Library of Congress photo says this; The CMTC always operated in best tradition of the citizen soldier with the heavy emphasis on “citizen” as seen here when General Pershing presented medals to outstanding CMTC trainees. The John J. Pershing Medal for distinguished attainment in military education was presented to the outstanding trainees of the Citizens’ Military Training Camps by General Pershing at the War Department."

Are any of you perhaps familiar with this? Any idea on its rarity?