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Letter, To: "My Fellow Soldiers" From: John J. Pershing, Commander in Chief, France, February 28, 19...
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Letter, To: "My Fellow Soldiers" From: John J. Pershing, Commander in Chief, France, February 28, 1919.
Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948.
3 September 2014
General Orders No. 38-A.
Pershing, John J. (John Joseph), 1860-1948
World War, 1914-1918
United States. Army. American Expeditionary Forces.
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