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Pershing John Joseph "Black Jack"

Name:
John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing
Rank:
General of the Armies
Serial Number:
O-1
Unit:
American Expeditionary Forces (AEF)
Date of Death:
1948-07-15
State:
Missouri
Cemetery:
Arlington National Cemetery, Virginia
Plot:
Section 34
Row:
Grave:
S-19
Decoration:
Distinguished Service Cross, Distinguished Service Medal
Comments:

(September 13, 1860 July 15, 1948) He was born in Laclede, Missouri, and graduated from West Point in 1886. He was commander of 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.