John French Conklin
|John French Conklin|
|Born||April 20, 1891
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas
|Died||January 25, 1973
|Allegiance||United States of America|
|Service/branch||United States Army|
|Years of service||1915 - 1951|
|Commands held||Chief Engineer, Third U.S. Army|
|Awards||Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Bronze Star Medal
John French Conklin (April 20, 1891 - January 25, 1973) was an American Brigadier general, who served most of his career in the United States Army Corps of Engineers. During the World War II, Conklin served as Chief Engineer, Third U.S. Army.
John French Conklin was born on April 20, 1891 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas as a son of Army Colonel, John Conklin and his wife Rosalie French Conklin. He came from the family with a long military tradition, because his maternal grandfather was Union major general William H. French and also maternal uncle was major general John Clem. So John F. Conklin attended the United States Military Academy at West Point, New York and graduated as a part of "the class the stars fell on" on June 12, 1915. He was also commissioned a Second lieutenant on that date.
His first assignment was with 2nd Battalion of Engineers, with whom he served on the Mexican Border during the Pancho Villa Expedition until April 1917. He was subsequently appointed an Instructor and Assistant Adjutant of the Officers Training Camp at Fort Myer, Virginia.
Here is Brigadier General Conklin's ribbon bar:
- "John F. Conklin". Retrieved July 23, 2013.
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