Notable Pershing Rifles Alumni
Since 1894, Pershing Rifles Alumni have been leaders not only in the military, and on the battlefield, but in Academia, the Arts and Entertainment, Industry, Science, Technology, and the Professions. They have excelled at all levels of Government Service, and have paid the ultimate price in defense of our country; two of whom were awarded the Medal of Honor. Attached is the Pershing Rifles Heritage List that identifies these outstanding alumni. There are no doubt others that have yet to be identified. The Heritage Committee of the National Society of Pershing Rifles Alumni Association is hard at work trying to identify additional notable alumni that should be added to the list. If you are aware of any former Pershing Rifleman who you feel belongs on this list, please provide that information to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scholastic Participation Award 2021
Last year, Battery G1, Xavier University was the winner of the Pershing Foundation’s Scholastic Participation Award and received a check for $1000. At this year’s NATCON, it was announced that Company G7, Kansas State University, had taken 2nd place and that Company C4, Clemson University has taken 3rd Place. They were awarded $750 and $500 checks respectively.
Scholastic Participation Award 2022
This year’s winners were Company R4, Norfolk State University, 1st Place receiving $1000, Company L1, University of Toledo, 2nd Place receiving $750 and Company A1, Ohio State University, 3rd Place receiving $500.
All 2021 winners received a plaque and a each member received a Pershing Foundation Coin. All 2022 winners received Pershing Foundation coins and will have their plaques presented at the 2023 NATCON.
*The rules and entry forms for the 2023 competition will be posted later in the year. Keep your eyes on this page for further details.
For the 2023 NATCON, the Pershing Foundation announces three (3) unit awards based on the
scholastic achievement of a unit’s members and NATCON participation. The awards are offered
to encourage and recognize scholastic achievement and attendance at NATCON. All college
level Pershing Rifles and Pershing Angel units, in good standing with their respective national
organizations, and attending the 2023 NATCON are eligible.
The 2023 awards will be:
First Place: a plaque with engraved unit designation and names of its members, and a
Second Place: a plaque with engraved unit designation and a $750 check.
Third Place: plaque with engraved unit designation and a $500 check.
2023 NATCON will be held in Chantilly, VA from March 9-12, 2023
STAY TUNED FOR DETAILS
New Book Release
ATTN: All Pershing Rifle Members and Alumni! Ed Sherwood, a P/R alumni from Company T-4 at Georgia State College in Atlanta, Georgia (Now Georgia State University) has invested five years researching and writing a new book for those considering or currently serving as junior officers or NCOs in or with the combat arms. Courage Under Fire: The 101st Airborne’s Hidden Battle at Tam Ky published in late March 2021 is receiving strong, positive reviews. The book tells the untold story of an almost forgotten, major ground battle of the Vietnam War. Sherwood’s focus is on the “Follow Me” leadership and “Never Quit” fighting spirit of young infantrymen who prevail in battle for 28 days against a tough enemy, despite increasing casualties, loss of leaders, and harsh battlefield conditions. Full of lessons learned in combat, the book is especially for those who will serve, are serving, or have served in or with infantry squads, platoons, companies, and battalions.