And what country can preserve its liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance? Let them take arms. The remedy is to set them right as to facts, pardon and pacify them. What signify a few lives lost in a century or two? The tree of liberty must be refreshed from time to time with the blood of patriots and tyrants.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Most of these characters names, at least, are recognizable by the majority of people today
From Left to Right —- Generals Alvaro Obregon, Pacho Villa, and John “Blackjack” Pershing meet at Fort Bliss, Texas, 1913. 1st Lt. George S. Patton is in the far right behind Pershing’s shoulder.
I got Villa and Pershing, but forgot about Obregon and Patton. Alas.ReplyDelete
People forget that George Smith Patton was the man who captured Pancho Villa.ReplyDelete
Patton was a bad ass from the beginning.Delete
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.)ReplyDelete
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.Delete
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.Delete