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Meet Amazing Americans Leaders & Statesmen John Joseph Pershing
 
Pershing shaking hands with admirers
Gen. Pershing was a popular man with both his troops and the general public.

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A Hero Returns
In May 1921, the famous General Pershing became Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, where he oversaw an armed force that was smaller than the one he had built during World War I. He warned against shrinking the military, predicting that troubles would rise again in Europe (and he was right). General Pershing enjoyed his work in the military and had a keen eye for recognizing talent in rising stars such as George Patton, Dwight Eisenhower, and George Marshall. Do you recognize any of these names? During which war did they become heroes?
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