|General Leonard T. Gerow
Leonard Townsend Gerow was born on July 13th 1888 in Petersburg, Virginia. Unfortunately not much of anything is to be found
in regards to his life before his enrollment into the Virginia Military Institute. Through his hard work Leonard graduated
with the Honor Appointment, and was then promoted to a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army in 1911 because of that.
significant involvement of, by this time Lieutenant Gerow, is in the First World War. At this point in time he was in service
with Signal Corps in France. Also, he was the first Lieutenant to enter Parris. He was then appointed to be the temporary
Lieutenant Colonel soon after his arrival. During his time in France, Gerow was in charge of the radio equipment and
supply of said equipment. He clearly did an upstanding job because he was then awarded the Distinguished Service Medal and
the French Legion of Honor.