WWI Honor Roll
Lancaster Co., Nebraska

General John J. Pershing

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Kathie Harrison
Lancaster Co. NEGenWeb Project

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JOHN JOSEPH PERSHING
General of the U. S. Army. Born in Linn County, Mo., Sept. 30, 1860. Married Frances H. Warren, Jan. 26, 1905. Graduated from U. S. Military Academy, West Point, 1886. Received degree LL. B., 1893, University of Nebraska. Served Apache Campaign, New Mexico and Arizona, 1886, and Sioux Campaign, Dakota, 1890-1891. Served with 10th Cavalry, Santiago (Cuba) Campaign, 1898. Philippine Islands Campaign, November 1899 to June 1903. Was with Kuroki's Japanese Army, in Manchuria, 1905. Served on the General Staff, U. S. Army, 1903 to 1906. Was Commander Department Mindanao, P. I. Was Governor of Moro Province, defeating the Moros, in the battle of Bagsag June 12, 1913. Was in command of the U. S. troops sent to Mexico in pursuit of Villa, 1916. Appointed General in Command of the U. S. troops in France, 1917.