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Brigadier General August R. “Gus” Pede

 
 
Brigadier General August R. "Gus" Pede Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 12, 2018
1. Brigadier General August R. "Gus" Pede Marker
Inscription.
In memory of
Brigadier General August R. "Gus" Pede
United States Army (Retired)
1933-1998


Commissioned a lieutenant of infantry from Gannon's ROTC program upon graduation in 1955, August R. Pede became the first Gannon alumnus to attain the rank of brigadier general. His distinguished army career spanned nearly 30 years and included service in Vietnam, Germany, and Washington, D.C. During the last decade of his career, he was recognized as the Army's foremost expert in management information and computer systems.

General Pede retired in December 1984 after serving as Commanding General of the United States Army Computer Systems Command. His many awards included the Distinguished Service Medal, our nation's highest peacetime military award, the Legion of Merit with Oak Leaf Cluster, Bronze Star Medal, Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal with Oak Leaf Cluster, and Parachutist Badge.

This memorial is dedicated in his honor by his family
October 1999

 
Erected 1999 by The Family of Brigadier General August R. "Gus" Pede.
 
Location. 42° 7.673′ N, 80° 5.227′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County
Brigadier General August R. "Gus" Pede Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 12, 2018
2. Brigadier General August R. "Gus" Pede Marker
. Marker can be reached from West 7th Street west of Peach Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. On the grounds of Gannon University. Marker is at or near this postal address: 138 West 7th Street, Erie PA 16501, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Erie County (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Erie County Vietnam Memorial (about 400 feet away); Erie County Courthouse Facade Restoration Project (about 400 feet away); Korean War Memorial (about 500 feet away); POW-MIA (about 500 feet away); In Memory of the Soldiers and Sailors from Erie County Who Gave Their Lives To Save The Union (about 500 feet away); Dedicated to Those Who Served in World War II (about 500 feet away); Dedicated to Those Who Served in the World War (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
Categories. Military
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 27, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 88 times since then. Last updated on August 22, 2018, by Katherine Pede of McLean, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 15, 2018, by Devry Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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