Monday, October 08, 2018

General Pershing’s 1915 Dodge was used on the 1916 expedition in which United States troops set out in pursuit of the Mexican raiding bandit Pancho Villa, and was in continuous use at Fort Bliss until 1931.

Seated in the rear seats are General John P. Kirk and Major Soller. The driver is Howard Johnson. The doughboys surrounding the veteran vehicle are members of the 32d Division.

It was after the Mexican affair that President Woodrow Wilson appointed Pershing to command the American army.

The chase of Pancho Villa was previously covered in detail in
and was incidental in

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