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 John Joseph Pershing
After fighting (1898) in the Spanish-American War, Pershing achieved national notice when he served (1899–1903) in the Philippines, commanding in the campaign against the hostile Moros (Muslim Filipinos) on Mindanao island.
The Allied military leaders had hoped to use U.S. troops as replacements for the heavy French and British losses, but Pershing insisted that the Americans operate as a separate force under his command.
He was (1905) an American military attaché in the Russo-Japanese War and was promoted (1906) from captain to brigadier general.
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 John J. Pershing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Joseph Pershing was born on September 13, 1860 on a farm near the town of Laclede, Missouri.
Pershing led the American Expeditionary Force in World War I and was regarded as a mentor by the generation of American generals who led the United States army forces in Europe during World War II, including George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar Bradley and George S. Patton, Jr.
Pershing would later admit to his sister that a desire to serve in the military was secondary to attending West Point and that he mainly applied to the school because the education offered was better than that of rural Missouri.
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 Today in History: July 15
John J. Pershing, military commander whose brilliant career earned him the title General of the Armies of the United States, died on July 15, 1948.
Pershing's later service in the Philippines and as military attaché in Japan, where he was official observer of the Russo-Japanese War, won him praise and promotion from President Theodore Roosevelt.
Pershing was born in Laclede, Missouri, on September 13, 1860, the first of six children.
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 John J. Pershing - Presidio of San Francisco
Pershing accepted the challenge: "There is no doubt in my mind then, or at any other time, of my ability to do my part, provided the Government would furnish men, equipment, and supplies." Pershing and his staff arrived in England on June 7, 1917.
Black Jack Pershing returned to the United States in 1919, where he was hailed as an American hero.
For years, Pershing was often referred to as "Black Jack." The actual origin of the name varies from a mean spirited nickname in his cadet days to his service with the Tenth Cavalry.
www.nps.gov /prsf/history/bios/pershing.htm   (2170 words)

  
 The American Experience MacArthur People & Events General John J. Pershing (1860-1948)
One of the most dashing men ever to wear the uniform, John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing was the most accomplished and celebrated American soldier of the early 20th century.
Pershing's methods amounted to a caricature of leadership and a living definition of the martinet." Under different circumstances, however, the same iron will and force of personality would propel him to a remarkable career.
Born in a small town in Missouri, Pershing served in the cavalry out West after graduating from the Academy, and later received a law degree from the University of Nebraska.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/pages/amex/macarthur/peopleevents/pandeAMEX100.html   (572 words)

  
 Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home SHS - General Information - Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, MoDNR
John J. Pershing Boyhood Home State Historic Site interprets the life of one of America's war heroes.
Pershing won the Pulitzer Prize for history in 1932 for his memoirs, "My Experiences in the World War." He died on July 15, 1948, and was buried in Arlington National Cemetery with highest military honors.
John and his brother, James, gained the complete responsibility of the farm when their father took a job as a traveling salesman.
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 Trenches on the Web - Bio: General John J. Pershing
Pershing had to form and train an army that grew in a year and a half to nearly 3,000,000 men.
Pershing in 1923 on the prospects of another war.
Pershing on keeping the AEF together as a fighting force.
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John J. Pershing, born in Missouri in 1860, had made a warm place for himself in the hearts of Lincolnites and Nebraskans and generally considered Lincoln his home.
After leading a Negro unit in a clash with Cree Indians, he received his nickname, "Black Jack Pershing." Pershing was also with the 10th Cavalry in the Spanish American War and in 1898 fought in the famous Battle of San Juan Hill.
In 1919, by act of Congress, Pershing was made General of the Armies of the United States, and later, in 1921, he was appointed Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army.
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 Reader's Companion to American History - -PERSHING, JOHN J.
When the United States entered World War I in April 1917, Pershing was a major general and the only officer of that rank who had held a semi-independent command.
Pershing was born in Missouri and graduated from West Point in 1886.
Pershing's achievement rested on his ability to pick and command the loyalty of good subordinates, his organizing and managerial skills, and his iron will.
college.hmco.com /history/readerscomp/rcah/html/ah_068200_pershingjohn.htm   (593 words)

  
 Urban Legends Reference Pages: Rumors of War (Pershing the Thought)
Suffice it to say that General John J. "Black Jack" Pershing was part of the process as Governor of the troublesome Moro Province between 1909 and 1913.
Pershing's strategy was to surround the Moros and wait them out while attempting to induce them to surrender, a strategy that worked effectively: the Bud Dajo campaign ended with only twelve Moro casualties.
When they refused to obey Pershing's order banning firearms by surrendering their weapons, his response was to draft a letter to the Moros expressing sorrow that his soldiers had to resort to killing to enforce the order:
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 john j pershing < All Industrial
John Joseph Pershing was born in Linn County, Missouri in 1860...
John J. Pershing, born in Missouri in 1860, had made a warm place for himself in the hearts of Lincolnites and Nebraskans and generally considered...
General John J. Pershing (1860-1948) One of the most dashing men ever to wear the uniform, John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing was the most accomplished and celebrated American soldier...
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 John J. Pershing
John Joseph Pershing was born in Linn County, Missouri in 1860.
Pershing gained further military experience in the Philippines (1903) and with the Japanese Army during the Russo-Japanese War (1904-05).
In 1917 Pershing was appointed Commander-in-Chief of the American Expeditionary Force in Europe.
www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk /FWWpershing.htm   (221 words)

  
 John J. Pershing --  Encyclopædia Britannica
John J. Pershing, born near Laclede, was the commander of the American Expeditionary Force in 1917–18 (see Pershing).
Learn about the Presidency of John Adams, who was the second man to hold the office of U.S. President and the first to occupy the newly constructed White House.
John F. Kennedy is still considered one of the most popular U.S. presidents.
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 John J. "Black Jack" Pershing
John Joseph Pershing was not a born military man. He was born in the small town on Laclede, Missouri, in September of 1860.
In 1906, John J. Pershing was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General.
John J. Pershing always wanted to be in the military.
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 John Pershing
An 1886 graduate of West Point and a veteran of the Spanish-American War, General John J. Pershing commanded the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I. Stiff in bearing and stern in manner, Pershing was the consummate soldier and the ideal leader to represent the interests of the United States abroad.
Following Pershing's retirement in 1924, Marshall made every effort to remember the General of the Armies: Marshall always sent his greetings on Pershing's birthday, and Pershing was the best man at Marshall's second wedding in 1930.
Pershing also trained his army rigorously for open field maneuvers.
www.npg.si.edu /exh/marshall/persh.htm   (212 words)

  
 John J Pershing Elementary
Pershing is holding registration for pre-k, kindergarten and new students Tuesday, August 2-5 from 8:30-12 at the school.
School supply lists are available at the school.
www.hhspta.com /Pershing/home.htm   (91 words)

  
 John J. Pershing - Career Fact Sheet
General of the Armies John J. Pershing, Commander of the American Expeditionary Forces of World War I dies in the early morning hours.
Subsequently the Brigade is assigned to the Mexican border with Pershing second-in-command to Maj. Gen.
JJP sails to the Philippines where he is assigned to the Eighth Army Corps.
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 TonyRogers.com General John J. "Blackjack" Pershing
John Joseph “Blackjack” Pershing (1860-1948) was born in Linn County, Missouri.
General Pershing was a strict disciplinarian, cold, distant, and demanding, but known well for being fair and just, as well as, being a tireless organizer, and a courageous leader of men.
General Pershing was also the Professor of Military Science at the University of Nebraska and taught tactics at The United States Military Academy at West Point.
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 Pershing
Pershing was assigned to West Point as an Instructor of Tactics between 1897 and 1899, but in April, 1898, was re-assigned to the 10th Cavalry as quartermaster and fought at El Carney-San Juan Hill.
Pershing was appointed Military Attache to Japan and observer during the 1905-1906 Russo-Japanese War, winning the rank of Brigadier General on 20 September 1906.
Subsequently, in 1908, Pershing was appointed Brigade Commander, Fort McKinley, Phil ippines, and from 1909 to 1914, as Military Commander of Moro Province, the Philippines.
www.lib.byu.edu /~rdh/wwi/bio/p/pershing.html   (637 words)

  
 World War One, Pershing, John J.
John Joseph Pershing was born near Laclede, Mo., on Sept. 13, 1860.
Pershing's memoirs, 'My Experiences in the World War', were published in 1931 and won a Pulitzer prize.
Given a free hand, Pershing had to form and train an entire army organization that expanded in a year and a half to nearly 3 million men.
www.history-world.org /pershing.htm   (478 words)

  
 First World War.com - Who's Who - John Pershing
John Joseph Pershing (1860-1948) was born on 13 September 1860 in Laclede, Missouri.
During his varied military career Pershing performed frontier duty against the Sioux and Apache from 1886-90, where he won the Silver Star Medal; fought in the Cuban War in 1898; in the Philippines in 1903, cleaning up the Moro insurrectionists; and with the Japanese army during the Russo-Japanese war of 1904-5, as an observer.
Pershing commanded the Corps of Cadets when it crossed the Hudson from West Point to Garrison to stand and present arms while the funeral train of Ulysses S. Grant passed by.
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 John J. Pershing Magnet School
John J. Pershing East Magnet School is nestled in the heart of Lake Meadows Park, cradled in a secure environment steps away from the lake shore.
Pershing East is a Pre-kindergarten through third grade magnet school committed to family and community involvement.
We would love to hear from former students, individuals interested in helping us make Pershing East Magnet a better learning environment and those who wish to attend our annual fundraising event held each February.
www.pershing.cps.k12.il.us   (164 words)

  
 John Joseph Pershing
John Joseph Pershing began his career as a schoolteacher in Missouri when a notice in the paper inspired him to give the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in New York a try.
During the First World War General John Pershing was the commander of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) in Europe.
After the war he was promoted to general of the armies, a position previously held only by George Washington.
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 John J. Pershing
Authorizing the President of the United States to award a special medal to General of the Armies of the United States John J. Pershing.
When the medal, provided for in section 1 of this Act, shall have been struck, the President shall cause the same to be presented to General Pershing in the name of the people of the United States of America.
A sufficient sum of money to carry this Act into effect is hereby authorized to be appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.
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 Great American History Fact-Finder - -Pershing, John J
Great American History Fact-Finder - -Pershing, John J
Pershing returned from the war a hero, and Congress created a new rank for him, general of the armies.
In 1916 Pershing led a difficult punitive expedition of eleven thousand men against Pancho Villa in Mexico.
college.hmco.com /history/readerscomp/gahff/html/ff_144100_pershingjohn.htm   (130 words)

  
 Alibris: John J Pershing
Report of General John J. Pershing, U.S.A., Commander-in-Chief, American Expeditionary Forces, as cabled to the Secretary of War, November 20, 1918.
Pershing describes the process by which he transformed the American Forces into well-integrated, effective combat units.
General Pershing's official story of the American Expeditionary Forces in France.
www.alibris.com /search/books/author/John_J_Pershing   (219 words)

  
 John J. Pershing Died
John J. Pershing fought the American Indians, chased Pancho Villa into Mexico, and molded the American troops into a fighting army during World War I. When he died on July 15, 1948, he was given a hero's burial at Arlington National Cemetery.
Born in Laclede, Missouri, on September 13, 1860, Pershing was the oldest of six children.
His mother taught him at home, where he developed a love of learning.
www.americaslibrary.gov /jb/modern/jb_modern_pershing_1.html   (70 words)

  
 American Leaders Speak: From War to Normalcy, p.2
A graduate of the United States Military Academy (1886), John "Black Jack" Pershing fought in the Spanish-American War (1898), and earned national recognition leading a punitive mission into Mexico in search of Pancho Villa (1916).
General Pershing's brief statement for the Nation's Forum was recorded at American field headquarters in France on April 4, 1918, during the battle of Picardy and Flanders.
The addition of America's forces to the war effort ended a bloody stalemate, and the fighting came to an end with the Armistice of November 11, 1918.
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 MSN Encarta - John J. Pershing
Pershing, John Joseph (1860-1948), American general, who led the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) in Europe during World War I (1914-1918).
World War I: I hope that here on the soil of France…
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