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Pershing and staff visiting Lafayette’s tomb

U.S. General Pershing has revised his number up of requested troops to nearly 3 million, in anticipation of greater involvement in the war. During a visit to the tomb of the Marquis de Lafayette, famous French advisor and supporter of General George Washington during the American Revolution, Pershing saluted the grave while his aide, Colonel Charles E. Stanton, was heard to say, “Lafayette, we are here.


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