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John J. Pershing (1860–1948)

Pershing was born on a farm near Laclede, Missouri, to businessman John Fletcher Pershing and homemaker Ann Elizabeth Thompson. Pershing's great-great-grandfather, Frederick Pershing, whose name originally was Pfersching, emigrated from Alsace, leaving Amsterdam on the ship Jacob, and arriving in Philadelphia on October 2, 1749. Pershing's mother ... See full bio »

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 2017 Black Jack Pershing: Love and War (TV Movie documentary)
WWI General / U.S. Army
 1918 Pershing at Suresnes Cemetery (Documentary short)
 1918 Under Four Flags (Documentary)
 1917 Hearst-Pathé News, No. 53 (Short)
 1917 Hearst-Pathé News, No. 10 (Short)
 1916 Following the Flag (Short)
 1916 Following the Flag in Mexico (Documentary)
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2 Biographical Movies | 11 Print Biographies | 9 Portrayals | 1 Article | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Gen. John J. Pershing | General Pershing | Pershing

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He got the nickname "Black Jack" when he served as an officer in the 10th Cavalry Regiment, an all-black unit of the US Army (with white officers), which was segregated at the time. See more »



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