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    General John J. Pershing, was a decorated and highly known United States Army General, who through strict and harsh discipline led numerous battles. General John J. Pershing quickly and efficiently moved through the ranks and commanded the American Expeditionary Force in Europe during World War I, and won victory of Germany. He began in 1886, reporting to Fort Bayard, New Mexico Territory, where he was a part of the Troop L of the 6Th U. S. Cavalry. After leaving there, he served with the 6Th Cavalry at various posts throughout California, Arizona, and North Dakota from 1887-1890. In 1891 he was transferred to the University of Nebraska, as a professor of Military Science and Tactics, and while there received his law degree in 1893. He remained there until 1895. In 1895 he…

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    John J. Pershing

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    General of the Armies John J. Pershing” by Gene Smith was brilliantly written and dramatically effective work of history. Smith was able to capture factual information on the life and career of John J. Pershing. Just like most biographies they are dry factual information, this book followed that as Smith seem to want to give more of a laundry list of activities, letters, and inane facts. Although, the life and career is not a topic discussed as in-depth as some of his fellow generals, however,…

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    John Pershing Thesis

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    was a general named John Joseph Pershing known as “Black Jack”. He was a part of historical military campaigns such as the fight against Pancho Villa and the Battle of San Juan Hill. World War I is where General Pershing really became remembered in American History. John Joseph Pershing was born on September 13, 1860 in a little town near Laclede, Linn County, Missouri (“John J”1). He was the first child for his father John Pershing and his mother Ann Pershing (“John J.”1). He was the oldest…

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    Post War Military Service

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    Post-war Military Service After the cessation of hostilities on November 11, 1918, John reenlisted in the service and, subsequently, became part of the occupation forces. Since the signing of the armistice occurred before the German retreat reached their home territory, the occupation forces had to travel to Germany from their positions on the front. The American unit, to which John had been assigned, loaded the gear that they couldn’t carry in horse drawn wagons and walked into Germany.…

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    The injury just happened to be related to his sword fighting. He learned how to be a swordsman from a school in Kansas by the name of the Mounted Service School. In 1915 along the southern United States border General Patton was exposed to a real battle for the first time. He was assigned to lead cavalry troops in a battle against forces from Mexico. Th force commander, Pancho Villa. Patton served as aid to General Pershing (John J. Pershing) during this battle. Patton also tagged along in…

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    A leader is not born. They are made from the blood, sweat, and tears of a proud parent.He was U.S. General who served in both world wars had a lot to live up to case of past military family victories. His name is George Smith Patton Jr. a commander of the the third regiment and others to come in the war. Born in San Gabriel ,California November 11, 1885 he decided in his childhood to become a hero. As he grew up he heard of great victories of his ancestors during the revolutionary war ,…

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    Anthony Wayne, is a well known General who led his men into the Battle of Stony Point. For his brave efforts he earned a victory, a new nickname, and a Congressional medal. During battle, Wayne armed his soldiers with bayonets, and led a silent night time surprise attack. Earlier this week, I met with Wayne to discuss the event. After our introductions, I began with addressing the new nickname that Wayne gained during battle: “Mad” Anthony Wayne. The General responded with saying that the…

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    The Meuse-Argonne Diary

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    Meuse-Argonne Diary: A Division Commander in World War I by William M. Wright, does a great deal of the personal representation of a division commander, during the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives of 1918. The Meuse-Argonne was one of the largest and bloodiest battles in U.S. military history. William M. Wright received assignment as a commanding general of the Eighty-ninth Division. Which he wrote diaries throughout his experiences in the war. Robert Ferrell, was a professor of American…

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    General Patton Biography

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    General Patton is one of the best known generals in American History. He is one of the best combat generals in the history of the United States of America He once said, “The test of success is not what you do when you’re on top. Success is how high you bounce when you hit bottom.” (Scanlon) He defined success on how hard a person could bounce back when they are hit to the ground.” George Smith Patton Jr. was born in San Gabriel, California on November 11, 1885 and got his education at Virginia…

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    Early Atomic Experiments Joseph John Thomson conducted an experiment that is known today as the CRT Experiment. The outcome of this experiment was JJ’s discovery of the electron. CRT is an acronym for Cathode Ray Tube, this gives a broad concept of what the experiment is about. The basic components of the experiment include, a glass cylindrical tube with most of the air inside vacuumed out of it, and inside the tube is Electrode for each side. One of the Electrodes is negative and entitled the…

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