Profession: US WW1 Commander
Why Famous: Led the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I and the only person to be promoted in his own lifetime to the highest rank ever held in the US Army.
- 1905-01-26 General officer John J. Pershing (44) weds Helen Frances
- 1917-02-05 The last of the American troops commanded by General John Pershing leave Mexico; President Carranza will be assassinated within the next year
- 1917-05-18 First units of the American Expeditionary Force, commanded by General John J. Pershing, is ordered to France
- 1919-09-10 NYC welcomes home Gen John J Pershing & 25,000 WW I soldiers