A lot of whoop-te-do about the border with Mexico these days. Well lets flash back to the 1910's when Pancho Villa raided across the border. Below is a picture of my Uncle and Cousin, members of the Texas National Guard as they Bivouacked in South Texas near Mercedes, waiting for President Wilson to send them in to Mexico as needed.
The back of the picture say it is 1914 or 1915. Doug Kitchel is on the ground and Bruce Wilson is holding him down, kind of. Doug's leg, is unbent due to accident with a horse that caused him not to be able to bend his knee.
Next we see Bruce at the Chickamauga Battleground. Bruce's Grandfather Kitchel had been a member of the 2nd Minnesota Brigade at the Battle of Chickamauga. The Brigade was one the first to reach Missionary Ridge.