John Joseph Pershing (1860 - 1948) MP

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Nicknames: ""Black Jack""
Birthplace: Laclede, Linn, MO, USA
Death: Died in Washington, District of Columbia, DC, USA
Occupation: General of the Armies - WW-I
Managed by: Catherine "Erin" Spiceland
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About John Joseph 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

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