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11 Best-ever Nicknames of Military Leaders

Way better than what our Drill Instructors called us in boot camp.
By We Are The Mighty
Gen. Norman “The Bear” Schwarzkopf

3.) General of the Armies John “Black Jack” Pershing

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General of the Armies John “Black Jack” Pershing led the American Expeditionary Forces through World War I and became one of America’s highest ranked officers in history, second only to President George Washington.

Pershing’s nickname was originally a horrible epithet given to him by students while he instructed at West Point. They angrily called him “[N-word] Jack” in reference to his time commanding a segregated unit. The name was softened to “Black Jack” and has become a part of his legacy.

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11 Best-ever Nicknames of Military Leaders
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11 Best-ever Nicknames of Military Leaders
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Many get nicknames in the military, usually something derogatory. But not these guys. These 11 military leaders got awesome nicknames by doing awesome stuff.
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2020-12-07T15:06:13-04:00
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