100 years ago today, the end of the Punitive Expedition:
In the image above, a column of 6th and 16th Infantry regiments, are shown en route back to the States, between Corralitos Rancho and Ojo Federico, Jan 29th, 1917. Co. A, 16th Inf. in the foreground. Note the “Montana” campaign hats and Springfield 1903s.
Read the rest here: The long walk back from Chihuahua
In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words:
To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her sympathy with peace and justice in the councils of the nations…
Source: Remember, its not about saving 20 percent on bedding today
Zouaves on maneuvers with M1886 Lebel rifles, in 1909.
If you’re doing it wrong, there will be no question about it. Trust me…
SGM Mike Vining, one of the early members of SFOD-D.
Or as the best caption I saw for this pic said: Rick Moranis in Honey, I Neutralized the Threat