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How was John J. Pershing contribution important to his country?

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February 18, 2008 3:08PM

George Washington was awarded the rank of General of the Armies posthumously, but Blackjack Pershing held that rank while Commanding the American Expeditionary Force during WWI. These are the only two men to every hold this rank in American History.