Pancho Villa Watch Fob - More to the Story

By The History Detectives Team
9 July 2009
Category: Viewer Mailbag

Comment from viewer Barclay Livker

While you are correct in noting that the Punitive Expedition, the military campaign following Pancho Villa's March 1916 incursion into Columbus, NM, featured the first use of airplanes and motor vehicles in a US military operation, it was also the Army's LAST significant mounted cavalry operation.

I would also like to point out that it was the first incursion of foreign troops on US soil since the War of 1812 and the last since that time.


Barclay Livker


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