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Tango0104 Oct 2017 10:31 p.m. PST

"Today marks the 100th anniversary of one of the key moments leading to the Allied victory over the Axis powers in World War II.

Don't worry, your math is not wrong.

Oct. 3, 1917, is the centennial of General John J. Pershing's inspection of the 1st Infantry Division at Gondrecourt, France. This obscure event would not only have significant repercussions for the American effort in the next world war, but also offer lessons for leadership development in the U.S. military a century later…"
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whitejamest05 Oct 2017 7:07 a.m. PST

Thanks for that, I enjoyed the read.

Zyphyr05 Oct 2017 8:40 a.m. PST

Very interesting.

Tango0105 Oct 2017 10:05 a.m. PST

Glad you enjoyed it my friends!. (smile)


Richard Baber06 Oct 2017 3:25 a.m. PST

Pershing is hugely under-rated, a highly experienced field officer with a varied serving career.

Fought Indians with the 10th (coloured) cavalry in the west

Fought with the 10th in Cuba with Rooselvelt and his rough riders.

Chased Pancho Villa around northern Mexico

Then command the AEF in Europe

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