McCoy, Frank Ross

Soldier-diplomat, served from Spanish-American War thru WW II

Price: $15.00

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(1874-1954) American soldier-diplomat, USMA 1897, assigned to the 10th Cavalry (Negro) after graduation, saw action in Cuba and wounded at San Juan Hill. In the Philippines, he led a daring 1905 raid into the jungle that killed rebel Moro chieftain Datu Ali and many of his followers. He later saw combat along the Mexican border and commanded the 63rd Infantry Brigade in France at the closing days of WW I. His most notable achievements were political and diplomatic. A protégé of Gen. Leonard Wood and Theodore Roosevelt, McCoy’s civil–military duties spanned 3 decades: directing relief efforts after the 1923 Tokyo earthquake; supervising elections and maintaining public order in Nicaragua in 1927; delegate to the 1928 Pan–American Conference; worked for the League of Nations; chaired Commission of Inquiry & Conciliation that settled Gran Chaco War between Bolivia & Paraguay, President of the Foreign Policy Association 1939. He was a member of the first Roberts Commission which looked into the surprise attack by the Japanese on Pearl Harbor and placed blame on General short and Admiral Kimmel. President of the 1942 military commission that tried and convicted German saboteurs who landed by submarine in New Jersey during WW II, and negotiating terms of the US occupation of Japan after WW II. Signed 2 ¼ x 3 ¾ printed “autograph” card

Condition: Very good
Type:Signed Card






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