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John J. Pershing

General John Joseph Pershing served in Texas immediately prior to the United States’ entry into World War I.  His name might be familiar to some in Texas due to the raids into Mexico that were intended to catch the bandit Pancho Villa.

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Posted by on May 7, 2020 in biography, world war 1


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Marcelino Serna

The headline in the El Paso Herald-Post on Veterans Day, November 11, 1970 read “Hero of World War I Rides in Parade” and went on to tell the amazing story of Marcelino Serna.  Private Serna was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart and Victory Medal (United States decorations) along with the French Medaille Militaire and two Croix de Guerre and the Italian Merito de Guerra.  The article added that Private Serna spent his first Armistice Day in a hospital recovering from his wounds that he received about a week earlier on November 7, 1918 while participating in the Meuse-Argonne offensive.

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Choctaw Code Talkers

People are probably more familiar with the Navajo Code Talkers of World War II, but the Choctaw Tribe is proud to acknowledge the United States military service of its members.  As early as the Spanish-American War and in every conflict since, members of the Choctaw tribe have served as American soldiers.

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Posted by on December 6, 2018 in tribes and tribal leaders, world war 1


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