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Frederick Hanoch McCarty (view) (launch FTE)
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Do you know anything about the 1916 American Expeditionary Force led by General John Pershing into Mexico against Pancho Villa? "Apparently" the records were lost in the big fire which ruined much of the WWI and WWII records. How careless of our Defense Dept. to have only one copy and to keep them in a place without proper fire protection. We spend billions on storing wheat, butter and other commodities which are guaranteed to spoil. Why was this allowed to happen? Are there any other alternative sources of information about the men who served? I need help on this.