Site Map

SOLDIER OF FORTUNE -- ADVENTURING IN LATIN AMERICA AND MEXICO WITH EMIL LEWIS HOLMDAHL

ILLUSTRATIONS - CONT'D.

The 300 yards of open ground across which the 10th Cavalry "Buffalo Soldiers" charged into machine-gun fire from the trees. -- Douglas V. Meed Collection

During World War I, Holmdahl was commissioned a captain in the U.S. Army Engineers.  He fought alongside the British during the last German offensive in 1918. -- Holmdahl Papers

Emil Holmdahl in Mexico in the 1920s. -- Holmdahl Papers

This death mask of Pancho Villa was made shortly after he was ambushed and shot to death in Parral, Mexico, in July, 1923. -- Courtesy of the Radford School

In later years Holmdahl worked for American petroleum companies exploring for oil in Sonora, Mexico. -- Holmdahl Papers

Emil Holmdahl died at age seventy-nine while preparing for an oil exploration trip into Yaqui country. -- Holmdahl Papers

Return to Table of Contents