Sunday, February 26, 2012

Monday, February 26, 1934

Didn't go to school today. Sure was cold out. Pauline stayed home, too. Went over to Ruth Ray's and Nadine's.

John J. Pershing
John J. Pershing (1860 - 1948)
Born near Laclede, Linn County, Missouri

John J. Pershing was one of America’s most accomplished generals. He is most famous for serving
as commander of the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I. These troops from America
 bolstered the spirits of European allies and helped defeat the Central Powers in 1918. Congress
promoted Pershing to the rank of “General of the Armies of the United States” in 1919. He and
George Washington are the only two people who have received this honor.

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