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General Pershing was the allied general during WWI. The USA awarded him the highest rank General of the Armies

Staff Sergeant Edgar D. Bledsoe, of Olive Branch, Ill., cradles a critically ill Vietnamese infant. The child was brought to Fire Support Base Pershing.

General Pershing coming ashore on arrival at Boulogne, 1917. © National Army Museum, London.

John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing, GCB (Hon) (September 13, 1860 – July 15, 1948), was a general officer in the United States Army who led the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I.

Generals John Pershing, Pancho Villa and Alvaro Obregon, Ft. Bliss, El Paso, Texas, Aug. 27, 1914. That is a young George S. Patton behind Pershing on the far right hand side of the image.