Many of us know the stories of military Generals like George Washington, Ulysses Grant and Dwight Eisenhower. All won critical wars and went on to become Presidents of the United States.
What many might not know is the story of the General who led American forces in the First World War whose vision and perseverance was most responsible for bringing a young nation from isolation to a world power. All while enduing an unimaginable personal tragedy and defying overwhelming odds as the commander of a military that was ill-prepared for the momentous challenges they faced.
So sit back and enjoy the story and the focus of today’s episode, General of the Armies John J. Pershing.