President Theodore Roosevelt and Secretary of War and Future President William H. Taft Promote a Future World War I Hero a Captain of Artillery

The appointee would head a branch of military intelligence in World War I and receive the Distinguished Service Medal

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Document signed, Washington, May 2 1907, signed by both Theodore Roosevelt and William H. Taft, promoting John M. Dunn to Captain in the Artillery Corps, and to rank as such from the 25th day of January 1907.

In World War I, Dunn was a colonel in charge of a branch of military...

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President Theodore Roosevelt and Secretary of War and Future President William H. Taft Promote a Future World War I Hero a Captain of Artillery

The appointee would head a branch of military intelligence in World War I and receive the Distinguished Service Medal

Document signed, Washington, May 2 1907, signed by both Theodore Roosevelt and William H. Taft, promoting John M. Dunn to Captain in the Artillery Corps, and to rank as such from the 25th day of January 1907.

In World War I, Dunn was a colonel in charge of a branch of military intelligence, and at war’s end was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal. His citation, dated 1919, reads: “The President of the United States of America, authorized by Act of Congress, July 9, 1918, takes pleasure in presenting the Army Distinguished Service Medal to Colonel (Coast Artillery Corps) John M. Dunn, United States Army, for exceptionally meritorious and distinguished services to the Government of the United States, in a duty of great responsibility during World War I, as Chief of the Positive Branch, Military Intelligence Division, General Staff. To Colonel Dunn’s untiring energy, zeal, and ability the efficiency of the service of gathering collating, and distributing military information is largely due.”

It is rare to find a military appointment, the recipient of which was awarded an important medal. We don’t recall seeing another.

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