The George C. Marshall Papers


IN RESPONSE to the raid, not only did the French reduce the restrictions on the American troops under their command, but they staged an elaborate funeral for the three dead men. Both Marshall's memorandum on the ceremony and General Bordeaux's speech are printed in Marshall's Memois, pp. 48–50. General Pershing's headquarters—"still in the business of trying to command minor units," Marshall later recalled (Marshall Interviews, p. 208)—demanded an immediate report from Marshall and convened a board of officers to investigate and to draw lessons from the raid. [star ]