A tip of the hat to the following members who just recently updated their Club membership status: Chapeau aux membres suivants qui ont tout récemment mis à jour leur adhésion au Club:
3088 Fred E Ross; 6133 John A Stewart; 6607 Kenneth W Clarkson; 8055 James G McCarthy; 3890 Douglas J Gilpin; 5937 Donald S Pool; 6845 Paul Northover; 8074 J Douglas Smith Lifetime Membership; 8522 John AJ Hills; 10993 Roger H Richard – Lifetime Membership;
15666 Jeff Miclash; 6655 Cecil C Lukenbill; 25957 Geoffrey JW Branford – Lifetime Membership.
In This Issue 28:
Employment Opportunities at the Royal Military College of Canada
Emplois disponibles au Collège militaire royal du Canada Article
QUOTE(S) OF THE WEEK
Morale building quotes from Pancho Villa:
“My sole ambition is to rid Mexico of the class that has oppressed her and give the people a chance to know what real liberty means. And if I could bring that about today by giving up my life, I would do it gladly.”
“I am not an educated man. I never had an opportunity to learn anything except how to fight.”
Morale building quotes from José Doroteo Arango Arámbula.
José Doroteo Arango Arámbula
(5 June 1878 – 20 July 1923) – better known by his pseudonym Francisco Villa
or his nickname Pancho Villa
– was one of the most prominent Mexican Revolutionary
As commander of the División del Norte
(Division of the North), he was the veritable caudillo
of the northern Mexican state of Chihuahua
, which, given its size, mineral wealth, and proximity to the United States of America, provided him with extensive resources. Villa was also provisional Governor of Chihuahua
in 1913 and 1914. Although he was prevented from being accepted into the “panteón” of national heroes until some 20 years after his death, today his memory is honored by Mexicans. In addition, numerous streets and neighborhoods in Mexico are named in his honor.
Villa and his supporters seized hacienda
land for distribution to peasants and soldiers. He robbed
and commandeered trains and, like the other revolutionary generals, printed fiat money
to pay for his cause. Villa’s men and supporters became known as Villistas
during the revolution from 1910 to roughly 1920.
After Villa’s famous raid on Columbus
, New Mexico, in 1916, U.S. Army
General John J. Pershing tried unsuccessfully to capture
Villa in a nine-month pursuit that ended when the United States entered into World War I
and Pershing was called back. Villa retired in 1920 and was given a large estate, which he turned into a “military colony” for his former soldiers. In 1923, he decided to reinvolve himself in Mexican politics and as a result was assassinated, most likely on the orders of Obregón