“Malo periculosam, libertatem quam quietam servitutem.”
I got Villa and Pershing, but forgot about Obregon and Patton. Alas.
People forget that George Smith Patton was the man who captured Pancho Villa.
Patton was a bad ass from the beginning.
My Grandpa, 1st LT. Cleon B. Warren, was assigned to Pershing's Detail to pursue Villa in S Texas and points beyond. I have his issue Colt .45 revolver on the desk in front of me as I write this. They just don't make 'em like that anymore (men or weapons.)
Sure don't (with a few possible exceptions). I'll bet that Colt has plenty of good, honest holster wear on it, from being packed all through northern Mexico on the 1st LT's hip.
Yessir, I shoot it a few times a year just for the fun of it. Darned accurate for fixed sights. Thanks for the pics! I hope Grandpa will turn up in one someday, as we have very few of him from that period of his life.