Who were the Pershing Chinese?

Who were the Pershing Chinese?

There are 5 comments on the AsianWeek story from Nov 20, 2012, titled Who were the Pershing Chinese?. In it, AsianWeek reports that:

Hundreds of Chinese from Texas and Mexico supported the US Army in 1916 and were allowed to stay in America and eventually became citizens.

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Ding Dong

Artesia, NM

#1 Dec 2, 2012
I am last of Pershing Chinese. We have tradition of giving honor to a memory of our parents in both our first and last names.
My first name is in memory of my Mother's dinner bell.
Human Revolution

Middletown, OH

#2 Dec 2, 2012
Ding Dong wrote:
I am last of Pershing Chinese. We have tradition of giving honor to a memory of our parents in both our first and last names.
My first name is in memory of my Mother's dinner bell.
Wow! How old are you?
Ding Dong

Artesia, NM

#3 Dec 4, 2012
I hearken from an era flush with humor. What? is there none in 2012?
Human Revolution

Middletown, OH

#4 Dec 4, 2012
Ding Dong wrote:
I hearken from an era flush with humor. What? is there none in 2012?
LOL I knew you were playing me.
Vivek Golikeri

Hollywood, FL

#5 Apr 1, 2013
They were Mexican Chinese who became targets for revenge from Mexican revolutionaries because they had been perceived as collaborating with US troops which invaded Mexico under General Pershing. So General Pershing prevailed on Congress to exempt them from the Chinese Exclusion Act, and they found safety in America.

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