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General Pershing On The W.W. I Cemeteries & Monuments of Europe <br />(American Legion Monthly 1927)General Pershing On The W.W. I Cemeteries & Monuments of Europe
(American Legion Monthly 1927)
Ten years after Wilson's declaration of war U.S. General John J. Pershing (1860 1948)wrote this article concerning the American W.W. I monuments and cemeteries scattered throughout France, Belgium, Italy and Britain.
A Tribute to General Pershing <br />(American Legion Weekly, 1924)A Tribute to General Pershing
(American Legion Weekly, 1924)
Six years after the last shot was fired, war correspondent Frederick Palmer (1873 - 1958) typed up some sweet words of praise for the American W.W. I Commanding General John Pershing:

"When the people at home were thinking in terms of thousands, Pershing planned for an army of a million men overseas...He was organizer and molder of the A.E.F.. The stamp of his character was upon it in so far as any one man can put his stamp upon a vast, modern army."

During that brief period of the war in which Pershing's Doughboys were at bat against the Germans, Palmer worked under the general as the press liaison officer and censor for the entire A.E.F. (a job he hated). His bitter recollections of W.W. I were recorded in his 1921 memoir; click here to read the review.

Click here to read an article from 1927 by General Pershing regarding the American cemeteries in Europe.

General John J. Pershing <br />(American Legion Weekly, 1924)General John J. Pershing
(American Legion Weekly, 1924)
An interesting profile of General Pershing by the Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Marquis James (1891 1955):

Ever hear about the time the C-in-C saluted a French cow?
Did you know he had the right to put 'Attorney at Law' after his name?
That he was given eight hours extra guard duty for a breach of discipline at West Point?
Do you know why he was chosen to command the A.E.F.?

Read another post-war article about General Pershing.