The Men Who Influenced My Life

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:
The Men Who Influenced My Life

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In this chapter, Charles P. Summerall thanks all the people who greatly influenced his life: his parents, who guided his childhood and shaped his character; Reverend A. Toomer Porter who helped him rise above what seemed to be hopeless poverty; Sherman Conant, for his appointment to West Point; William Montrose Graham, who commanded the Fifth Artillery at the Presidio of San Francisco; Captain Reilly, who gave him the opportunity for service in the Philippines and China; General Robert L. Bullard, who helped him advance in the AED; President Calvin Coolidge, who appointed him as chief of staff and promoted him to full general; Colonel Clark Williams; Colonel Robert R. McCormick; General Hugh L. Scott; the officers and soldiers of the First Division ; the men who gave him the most able and loyal support in carrying out his policies; and Grand Commander John H. Cowles of the Scottish Rite.

Keywords: Charles P. Summerall; First Division; William Montrose Graham; Sherman Conant; A. Toomer Porter; Robert L. Bullard; Calvin Coolidge; John H. Cowles; Clark Williams; Robert R. McCormick

Chapter.  2141 words. 

Subjects: Military History

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