President Woodrow Wilson visits National Guard troops returned from Texas during Mexican Punitive Expedition
Sea Girt New Jersey USA Date:1916 Duration:1 min 9 sec Sound:NO SOUND
President Woodrow Wilson at the National Guard training grounds in Sea Girt New Jersey, to visit with troops returning from duty in Texas during the Mexican Border Campaign (aka Pancho Villa Expedition) of 1916. Brief glimpse of The President stepping from his 1916 Pierce Arrow 38-C Series 4 Brougham Limousine, parked next to a row of army tents. The car displays a unique American Eagle radiator cap ornament (and an AAA emblem on the radiator). He is surrounded by officers, who greet him. The next scene show the President and the unit's commanding Brigadier General, seated in rocking chairs in a tent. Wilson, in dress clothes, including top hat, mounts an army horse, and rides along with officers, to review the Guard troops drawn up in formation. He sits astride the horse, next to the General, and removes his hat in salute as the troops march in review.
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