General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing

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John Joseph Pershing

Also Known As: ""Black Jack""
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Laclede, Linn, MO, USA
Death: Died in Washington, District of Columbia, DC, USA
Place of Burial: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia
Immediate Family:

Son of John Fletcher Pershing,; John Fletcher Pershing; Ann Elizabeth Pershing and Ann Elizabeth Thomas
Husband of Helen Frances Pershing and Helen Francis Pershing
Father of Francis Warren Pershing; <private> Pershing; <private> Pershing; <private> Pershing and <private> Pershing
Brother of James F. Pershing; Mary Elizabeth Pershing; Grace Pershing; Anna May Pershing and Ward B. Pershing

Occupation: General of the Armies - WW-I
Managed by: Erin Spiceland
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About General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_J._Pershing

John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing, GCB (Hon) (September 13, 1860 – July 15, 1948), was a general officer in the United States Army who led the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. Pershing is the only person to be promoted in his own lifetime to the highest rank ever held in the United States Army—General of the Armies (a retroactive Congressional edict passed in 1976 promoted George Washington to the same rank but with higher seniority[1]). Pershing holds the first United States officer service number (O-1). He was regarded as a mentor by the generation of American generals who led the United States Army in Europe during World War II, including George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley, and George S. Patton.

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General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing's Timeline

1860
September 13, 1860
Laclede, Linn, MO, USA
1909
1909
Age 48
1948
July 15, 1948
Age 87
Washington, District of Columbia, DC, USA
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Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Virginia