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John J. Pershing
Date: 1860 - 1948
Remarks: Commander of the American Expeditionary Force in WWI where he achieved his greatest fame with his highly diciplined and effective fighting unit. After the war, he was made General of the armies of the U.S. and served as chief of staff of the U.S. Army. His book, "My Experiences in the World War" (1931) won the Pulitzer Prize in 1932