September 8, 2020
Last day on the beach. Almost nobody here. Overcast. Just about perfect for a desert rat.
Amaro Obregon, the youngest of 18 children grew up poor (his father's estate was stolen from him) and Amaro became a successful chickpea salesman and later a military leader outsmarting Panch Villa at the Battle of Celaya where Obregon went up against 30,000 cavalry with only 12,000 infrantrymen, and won, killing 6,000 Villistas and capturing 4,000. Obregon executed all the captured officers (120!) and then lost his arm as Villa attacked again at a hacienda near Leon and a cannon shell took off his right arm. The battle at Agua Prieta will be a rematch and Pancho wants revenge.
"With friends like these, who needs enemies."
—Old Vaquero Saying