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My Fellow Soldiers

  • Wednesday, May 10, 2017
  • 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  • MacArthur Memorial Visitor Center Theater

John Joseph "Black Jack" Pershing (1860-1948) took command of the American Expeditionary Force (AEF) on the Western
Front in 1917. Two years later, Congress elevated him to the rank of “General of the Armies of the United States,” one of only two
Americans (along with George Washington) to achieve that distinction.  

On 10 May, Andrew Carroll, Director of the Center for American War Letters at Chapman University and a New York Times bestselling author, discusses his new book, "My Fellow Soldiers: General John Pershing and the Americans Who Helped Win the Great War"; and the new PBS film "The Great War." Mr. Carroll is especially hoping that veterans and/or their families will bring wartime letters and emails to contribute to the Center for American War Letters ( Book signing follows program.

FREE and open to the public

We welcome you to contact us!  The Norfolk Historical Society maintains space at Historic Fort Norfolk (c. 1810).  We are also available via mail, e-mail, and social media.


Fort Norfolk
810 Front Street
Norfolk, VA 23510


Norfolk Historical Society
P.O. Box 6367
Norfolk, Virginia 23508-0367

(757) 754-2004


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