P/R History Update

Lieutenant John J. Pershing Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of Nebraska 1892

Lieutenant John J. Pershing Professor of Military Science and Tactics at the University of Nebraska 1892

I’ve been hard at work updating the P/R History page at: https://pershingrifles.wordpress.com/pr-history

The original history posted on that page came from the 2007 Pershing Rifles Pledge Manual.  I’ve updated it based on original source information that I have been able to obtain over the years.  This includes our first known Pledge Manual published in 1930; the Pershing Rifleman magazines from 1948 and the early 1950s; issues of the University of Nebraska yearbooks from 1892 to the 1970s; and a 1941 history of the Military Department at the University of Nebraska.

These documents have allowed me to revise and expand the early history of Pershing Rifles.  I’ve also been able to add photos for the first time.  It’s also allowed me to expand the immediate post WW II history of Pershing Rifles.

The recent history of Pershing rifles in the last 20 years has not been well documented so there is still much yet to be done.

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