General John Sherman Crow Receives High Award
One of the most faithful friends of The Dansereau House, General John Sherman Crow, received this prestigious award. We certainly wanted to share the press release with you!
Thibodaux, Louisiana – Brigadier General John Sherman Crow (Retired) has been selected as a 2012 recipient of the prestigious Order of Saint George Gold Medallion for his years of outstanding service to Armor & Cavalry and his untiring support to the United States Cavalry & Armor Association.
Crow will be presented the award in Columbus, Georgia on 18 September 2012 at the Doughboy and Saint George Banquet during the annual US Army Maneuver Warfighting Conference at Fort Benning. He joins the 44 living and 19 deceased recipients of the US Cavalry & Armor Association’s most prestigious award.
John Sherman Crow was commissioned a 2nd Lt. of Cavalry on graduation from Northwestern State College of Louisiana in the late 1950s. He entered active duty at Fort Knox, Kentucky as a Cavalry Officer and began what lead to an extensive and impressive command history. He commanded a Cavalry Platoon and Troop in the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, a Tank Company in 3rd Armored Division, and was an advisor to the 2nd Vietnamese Cavalry and 9th Vietnamese Infantry Division. He commanded one of the first Chieftain Tank Squadrons in the 11th Hussars (Prince Albert’s Own), a British Cavalry Regiment posted in north Germany. He later commanded 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, which was followed by command of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Blackhorse) in Fulda, Germany. His last tactical command was as Commanding General, 2nd Armored Division (Forward) in northern Germany. His last posting prior to retirement in the late 1980’s was as Deputy Commanding General, U.S. Army Japan.
Crow had an equally impressive series of staff assignments on the Army Staff in tank development and as Deputy Director for Operations, Office of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.
General Crow received the MBA degree from the University of Alabama in 1973, graduated from the National War College in 1979, and was made a National Institute of Higher Defense Studies Fellow in 1983.
He is a decorated combat veteran with over twenty-five awards for valor and meritorious service.
General Crow is retired and resides in Thibodaux, Louisiana where he has served as an unpaid volunteer with several non-profit and charitable organizations. He is the immediate past President of the Blackhorse Association, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit charitable organization representing troopers, veterans and friends of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Blackhorse).