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Guarding the border : the military memoirs of Ward Schrantz, 1912-1917

Author: Ward L Schrantz; Jeffrey L Patrick
Publisher: College Station : Texas A & M University Press, ©2009.
Series: Canseco-Keck history series, no. 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Ward Loren Schrantz, of Carthage, Missouri, entered the U.S. Army in 1912, during a time when the future of the horse cavalry was still being seriously debated. He left active military service in 1946, after the dropping of the atomic bomb. Not only did Schrantz serve capably during a time when the U.S. military was undergoing rapid technological and strategic transformation; as a journalist and attentive observer,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Military history
Personal narratives
Personal narratives, American
Named Person: Ward L Schrantz; Ward L Schrantz
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ward L Schrantz; Jeffrey L Patrick
ISBN: 9781603440967 1603440968
OCLC Number: 244177153
Description: x, 205 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: The Missouri National Guard --
A civilian visits Mexico --
Joining the regulars --
El Paso --
Texas City --
Return to Missouri --
Back to the border-as a civilian --
Laredo --
Ramireño --
The end of border service --
Editor's postscript.
Series Title: Canseco-Keck history series, no. 13.
Responsibility: edited by Jeff Patrick.
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Contains three versions of the author's memoir that focus on the pre - World War I period from 1912 to 1917. This title also presents an evocation of a soldier's life during the US-Mexico border  Read more...

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