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  John Pershing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
John Joseph Pershing was born on September 13, 1860, on a farm near the town of Laclede, Missouri.
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 at that time.
Pershing reported for active duty on September 30, 1886 and was assigned to Troop L of the 6th U.S. Cavalry stationed at Fort Bayard, New Mexico.
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 Pershing's Biography
Pershing was mentioned in the report of LTC T. Baldwin, commander of the 10th Cavalry, to the War Department for his untiring energy, faithfulness, and gallantry.
Pershing was not an "overnight springer." Having previously commanded four brigade-sized expeditions in hostile territory, he respected the supply and administration "which come before all glory and without which there is no military diversion of fighting a war." Furthermore, Pershing had spent many years training men.
Pershing was one of the leaders in the movement for the establishment of a Supreme Commander, as opposed to a Supreme War Council.
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 UMC Pershing Rifle Company/General Pershing
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.
Pershing later served throughout the Santiago Campaign fighting at San Juan Hill, where he was cited for gallantry, and for which he was subsequently awarded the Silver Star Medal.
Pershing would eventually rise to command American Expeditionary Forces in Europe during WW I and obtain the unprecedented rank of General of the Armies – a rank he actively held until his death at Walter Reed Hospital on July 15, 1948.
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 John J. Pershing - Presidio of San Francisco   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pershing had never considered military life prior to his admission, but was attracted by the prospect of a first rate education.
Pershing's exceptional work in the Philippines, particularly his leadership and organizational skills was noted as the official reason for advancement by President Roosevelt, an advocate of military reform that promotion should be based on merit not seniority.
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.
www.nps.gov /goga/prsf/history/bios/pershing.htm   (2170 words)

 John Joseph Pershing, General of the Armies
Pershing was reported to have suffered "acute damage" to his heart muscles, with blood pressure dropping and a fever rising.
Finally, at the request of the Pershing family, a plan to display the general's medals during the lying in state period at the Capitol was canceled.
The Army Band rendered honors as General Pershing's casket was borne from the rotunda at 1300 through a cordon of honorary pallbearers and honorary body bearers to a caisson at the foot of the east steps.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /johnjose.htm   (7467 words)

 First World War.com - Feature Articles - The Life of General John J. Pershing
John J. Pershing, founder of the National Society of Pershing Rifles, was born near Laclede, Missouri, on September 13, 1860.
Upon his arrival at Nebraska, General Pershing found a few men, the interest in the battalion was weak, the discipline next to nothing, and the instincts of the faculty and president of the university were against the Cadet Corps.
Pershing was ordered to go but was unable to do so because of complications of malaria he had contracted in Cuba and the Philippines.
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 ::General John Pershing::
General John Pershing was America's army commander-in-chief when America declared war on Germany in 1917.
John Pershing was born on September 13th, 1860 in Laclede, Missouri.
Pershing was elected president of the class of 1886 and he commanded the Corps of Cadets when it presented arms as the funeral train of Ulysses Grant passed.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /general_john_pershing.htm   (760 words)

 John Joseph Pershing
John Joseph Pershing was born on September 13, 1860, in Linn County, Missouri near Laclede.
Pershing was cited for gallantry on July 1, 1898, and subsequently was awarded the Silver Star.
Due to the diplomacy of General Pershing, in an admittedly difficult alliance, the course of American involvement in European affairs was undoubtedly altered in favor of the United States.
www.colorado.edu /StudentGroups/PershingRifles/jjp.htm   (1893 words)

 Wikinfo | John Pershing
John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing (September 13, 1860-July 15, 1948) was a United States soldier and general officer.
In 1917, President Woodrow Wilson named Pershing to command of the American Expeditionary Forces, a post which he retained until 1918; he was responsible for the organization, training, and supply of an inexperienced force that eventually grew to over two million soldiers.
John Joseph Pershing is buried in Arlington National Cemetery, near the gravesites of the soldiers he commanded in Europe.
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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)

 MoDNR Missouri Resources-Resources to Explore Article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Pershing was recipient of the highest military ranking his country had to offer, general of the armies of the United States; only George Washington shares this title.
John Fletcher Pershing and his new bride, Ann, moved into a section house along the Hannibal-St. Joseph Railroad, where he was employed as a railroad section foreman.
Pershing retired from active duty in 1924, at the age of 64.
www.dnr.mo.gov /magazine/2000-01_winter/Resources_to_Explore.htm   (1548 words)

 First World War.com - Who's Who - John Pershing
John Joseph Pershing (1860-1948) was born on 13 September 1860 in Laclede, Missouri.
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.
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.
www.firstworldwar.com /bio/pershing.htm   (594 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/amex/macarthur/peopleevents/pandeAMEX100.html   (572 words)

 Document Title   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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.
Pershing's wife and three daughters had perished in a fire at "The Presidio" in 1915.
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.
info.neded.org /stathand/parttwo/pershing.htm   (292 words)

 John Joseph Pershing
Pershing had lived in Lincoln from 1891-1895 while he was a professor at the University of Nebraska.
John J. Pershing was born in Missouri in 1860.
Pershing was a military attache with Kurohi's Army in Manchuria during the Russo-Japanese War in 1905.
www.nde.state.ne.us /SS/notables/pershing.html   (821 words)

 John J. Pershing
After graduation from West Point (1886), Pershing distinguished himself in Indian campaigns and in Cuba during the Spanish-American War, where he was in the 10th U.S. Cavalry, the African-American unit known as the Buffalo Soldiers (the association earned him the nickname "Black Jack" Pershing).
President Theodore Roosevelt promoted Pershing from captain to brigadier general (over 862 officers senior to him) and sent him back to the Philippines, where he served until reassigned to the Mexican border in 1914.
A few months later Pershing was appointed commander of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) and was sent to France to guide American armies in World War I. A national hero when he returned in 1919, Pershing was given the title General of the Armies, once held exclusively by George Washington.
www.infoplease.com /biography/var/johnjpershing.html   (406 words)

 John Warren Pershing III, Colonel, United States Army
Colonel John Warren Pershing, the grandson of General of the Armies John J. Pershing, received his B.A. degree in English and was commissioned in the United States Army as a distinguished military graduate of the University's Army ROTC Program.
Colonel John Warren Pershing (CAS'64), a longtime friend of BU's Army ROTC program and a member of the Veteran Corps of Artillery, State of New York, and the Society of Cincinnati, died June 23, 1999 after a battle with vascular disease.
Pershing was the grandson of General of the Armies John J. Pershing, commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. His brother, Richard Warren Pershing, was killed in action during the Vietnam War.
www.arlingtoncemetery.net /jwpershing.htm   (764 words)

 Trenches on the Web - Bio: General John J. Pershing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
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.
www.worldwar1.com /biocbjp.htm   (177 words)

Pershing was a professor of the military and of science and tactics, he also received his degree in 1893.
Pershing was also in the Spanish-American War and the Russo-Japanese War, here he was appointed appointed the Observer with the Japanese arm and got the nickname BlackJack from serving with a fl regiment.
Pershing announced in all major newspapers across America, the need for telephone operators for duty with Signal Corps in France in 1917.
www.kyrene.k12.az.us /SCHOOLS/AKIMEL/studentproj/social/kate/kated1.html   (361 words)

 Gen. John J. Pershing Boyhood Home SHS - Home - Missouri State Parks and Historic Sites, MoDNR   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
There is little in Pershing's boyhood history to suggest that one day he would become a national war hero.
Pershing was born Sept. 13, 1860, and moved into the Gothic nine-room house in Laclede with his family at age six.
In 1917, Pershing was sent to France as Commander-in-Chief of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I and two years later was named General of the Armies of the United States by a special act of Congress.
www.mostateparks.com /pershingsite.htm   (235 words)

 John J. Pershing - Career Fact Sheet
First of four Pershing children, Helen Elizabeth, is born; President Roosevelt gives Captain Pershing a jump to Brigadier General over 862 senior officers to command the Department of California, and Fort McKinley.
Subsequently the Brigade is assigned to the Mexican border with Pershing second-in-command to Maj. Gen.
Pershing warns that the United States active and reserve forces were no longer adequate.
www.worldwar1.com /dbc/pershing.htm   (906 words)

 Handbook of Texas Online:
John Joseph Pershing, United States general, was born on September 13, 1860, near Laclede, Missouri, the son of Ann Elizabeth (Thompson) and John F. Pershing (originally Pfoersching), a railway section foreman who later became a prominent merchant.
Pershing married Helen Frances Warren, the daughter of Senator Francis E. Warren of Wyoming, on January 26, 1905; President Roosevelt and most of the cabinet and Congress were in attendance.
Pershing introduced to warfare the use of aerial reconnaissance to search for the best routes through difficult terrain, and he used railroads when possible.
www.tsha.utexas.edu /handbook/online/articles/view/PP/fpe80.html   (803 words)

 John J. Pershing West Magnet School   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Together that team developed a concept for what they felt would be a school to address the needs of Pershing's current student population and neighborhood students.
The school is grounded in the idea that the education should be exciting and therefore have accepted the charge to put all of their thoughts about a quality education into this effort.
John J. Pershing West Magnet School, home of the Monarchs, commits to involve all students, parents and the school community in an ongoing process of school improvement through a curriculum founded in literacy and number sense.
www.pershingwest.cps.k12.il.us /history.htm   (530 words)

 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 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.
After U.S. entry into World War I, Pershing was appointed (1917) to head the American Expeditionary Force in France.
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.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/people/A0838506.html   (360 words)

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