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General John J. Pershing death....

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July 15, 1948

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Leominster, Massachusetts, July 15, 1948

* John Joseph 'Black Jack' Pershing death
* 1st report w/ photo

This 14 page newspaper has a two column headline on the front page: "Gen. Pershing, 87, World War I Hero, Dies Early Today" with subheads and photo (see images). 1st report coverage on the death of General John 'Black Jack' Pershing.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. A little spine wear, otherwise good condition.

wikipedia notes: John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing, GCB (Hon) (September 13, 1860 – July 15, 1948) was a general officer in the United States Army. Pershing is the only person to be promoted in his own lifetime to the highest rank ever held in the United States Army—General of the Armies (a retroactive Congressional edict passed in 1976 promoted George Washington to the same rank but with higher seniority). Pershing also holds the first United States officer service number (O-1). Pershing led the American Expeditionary Forces in World War I, and was regarded as a mentor by the generation of American generals who led the United States Army in Europe during World War II, including George C. Marshall, Dwight D. Eisenhower, Omar N. Bradley, and George S. Patton.

Category: The 20th Century