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Home and the First Division

Timothy K. Nenninger and Charles Pelot Summerall

in The Way of Duty, Honor, Country

Published by University Press of Kentucky

Published in print September 2010 | ISBN: 9780813126180
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813135649 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5810/kentucky/9780813126180.003.0023
Home and the First Division

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Early in September, they received orders to return to the United States with General Pershing on the Leviathan, sailing from Brest. They reached New York on September 8, and Charles Summerall was met at the dock by his precious wife and son, whom he had so longed to see in the two years of separation. On September 17, the First Division paraded in Washington, and again General Pershing and his generals rode at the head of the troops. The ovation was overwhelming. The president and cabinet reviewed the parade in front of the White House. During Charles' stay at Camp Taylor, many important events occurred. He had secured the appointment of his son, Charles Pelot Summerall Jr., to West Point by the Honorable Fred L. Blackman of Alabama. Charles and his wife went to Washington to see him start for West Point early in June 1920.

Keywords: United States; Leviathan; Charles Summerall; West Point; General Pershing; Washington; Charles Pelot Summerall Jr.; Fred L. Blackman

Chapter.  2831 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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