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New Mexico National Guard
At 4:00 a.m. March 9, 1916, the border town of Columbus, New Mexico was awakened by shouts of “Viva Villa!!” and gunfire. The United States was being invaded by Mexican military forces led by Doroteo Arango. He was more widely known by his adopted name of Francisco “Pancho” Villa. Villa was told