The Pancho Villa
Expedition—now known officially in the United
States as the Mexican Expedition, but originally
referred to as the "Punitive Expedition, U.S.
Army"—was an unsuccessful military operation
conducted by the United States Army against the
paramilitary forces of Mexican revolutionary
Francisco "Pancho" Villa from March 14, 1916, to
February 7, 1917, during the Mexican Revolution
The expedition was launched in retaliation for
Villa's attack on the town of
Mexico, and was the most remembered event of the
Mexican Border War.
The Pancho Villa Expedition
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