"JOHN JOSEPH PERSHING (1860-), American soldier, was born near Laclede, Mo., Sept.
1917 he was made general, U.S.A. In some quarters it was felt that as the American detachments arrived they should be hastily trained and then distributed among the Allied forces already in the field, but from the start General Pershing insisted upon the integrity of the American army, though willing in cases of emergency to place detached American units in the different Allied armies.
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