Pancho Villa - Following guerilla leader Pancho Villa’s raid on Columbus, New Mexico (in which 16 Americans died), President Wilson sent Gen. “Blackjack” Pershing and 10,000 soldiers into the mountains of northern Mexico to hunt Villa down. The mission ultimately failed but Mexicans viewed the act as an unjust invasion. It is said that the pejorative designation “gringo” came from this time, as US soldiers clad in olive uniforms were met with cries of “Green, Go!”

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Francisco "Pancho" Villa (Doroteo Arango)

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Pancho Villa - José Doroteo Arango Arámbula (born June 5, 1878, in San Juan del Rio), was one of the most prominent Mexican Revolutionary generals. He commanded the División del Norte in the Mexican state of Chihuahua. For a number of years, he was involved in a series of clashes with other Mexican military groups. He was assassinated in 1923.

Pancho Villa, a Mexican revolutionary leader who advocated for the poor and wanted agrarian reform, agreed to retire as part of a peace agreement with the new interim president of Mexico, Adolfo De la Huerta.