In memory of
Brigadier General August R. "Gus" Pede
United States Army (Retired)
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 is honor by his family