Wednesday, May 2, 2007

The Bandit Pancho Villa

Pancho Villa is an enigma. Primarily remembered as a bandit today, he was in fact a populist revolutionary fighting for the people. He was the only military leader to invade the mainland of the United States in the 1900's. In 1916 he crossed the border and attacked Columbus, New Mexico. In response, the United States sent General John Pershing into Mexico to track the man down. After two years, he gave up, unable to find the noted revolutionary. Pancho Villa is said to have had the habit of having an ice cream cone before executing his enemies. Eventually, he was assassinated by his own associates. His last words . . . "dont let it end like this, tell them I said something good."

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