Left: David Shuey portrayed General Pershing at the 2015 National Memorial Day Parade in Washington, D.C. riding "Aura Lea" a Classic Champagne mare. They are featured & favorite elements in parades in Washington & N.Y.C.
Right: General Pershing led victory parades in New York City & Washington, D.C. in 1919 mounted aboard "Jeff" as his favored mount "Kidron" was stuck in quarantine upon arrival from France. General Pershing later acquired both geldings from the Army and rode them frequently.
"…we are proud to have repaid a debt of gratitude to the land of Lafayette
and to have lent our aid in saving civilization from destruction."
John Pershing, Commander of the A.E.F.
Excerpt from Thanksgiving Day Address 30 Nov 1918
PERSHING - Generally Speaking
History Teller Productions provides a unique experience whenever and where ever Actor/Historian David Shuey portrays General Pershing. His 1st person portrayal is lively, realistic and interactive.
These Pershing portrayals are offered to honor his memory and the service of all our Veterans who have gone before him and since. Shuey takes on the persona of this iconic, inspirational leader, not to revel in his glory, but to enlighten audiences as to his significant achievements despite varied challenges. Pershing’s exploits spanned four decades of active duty and several more years of dedication to the memory of those who had fallen under his command. His contributions may have become less well known over the years, but no less valuable and impressive as we endeavor to preserve our military and historical heritage.
As the Centennial of the “Great War” continues, there may no better time to provide an authentic, historic presentation of storied lessons from the past and for the future. Pershing comes to life with little known details and anecdotes offered in an entertaining and engaging manner that captivates even those who had always considered history to be a dry and boring subject.
“I’ve done extensive research on various military leaders from our nation’s past for my portrayals, but none rival Pershing’s variety of experiences and strategic successes,” said Shuey. “Telling his story enables me to honor this great leader while enlightening others as to his many patriotic contributions. He is someone from whom we could learn many lessons that would still serve us well today.”