When Douglas MacAuthor gave his retirement speech at West Point he said "Old soldiers never die, they just fade away." Those who grow old are the lucky ones.
Geronimo (June 16, 1829 – February 17, 1909) was a prominent leader of the Bedonkohe Apache who fought against Mexico and the United States for their expansion into Apache tribal lands for several decades during the Apache Wars. "Geronimo" was the name given to him during a battle with Mexican soldiers. His Chiricahua name is often rendered as Goyathlay or Goyahkla in English.
10 Facts About a Defining Moment Between Mexico and the USA
Reading the list of junior officers who served in the US Army during the Mexican-American War is like seeing a list of Civil War Generals. Robert E. Lee, Ulysses S. Grant, William Tecumseh Sherman, Stonewall Jackson, James Longstreet, P.G.T. Beauregard, George Meade, George McClellan and George Pickett were some – but not all – men who went on to become Generals in the Civil War after serving in Mexico