MEXICAN PUNITIVE EXPEDITION
From The Citadel Archives Guide
Mexican Punitive Expedition 1916
In 1916, President Woodrow Wilson called for U.S. Patrol duty on the Mexican border near El Paso, Texas. This was as a result of Pancho Villa crossing the border in 1916 and raiding Columbus, New Mexico and killing 16 Americans. President Wilson sent Gen. John J. Pershing into Mexico, but Pershing's troops failed to capture Villa.
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