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Tom Bell once helped treat soldiers in the Mexican-American War but traded his stethoscope for a gun and robbed stagecoaches. Some historians name Bell as the first outlaw to rob a stagecoach in the United States. A During a botched the hold up of a stagecoach carrying $100,000 in gold bullion, a female passenger was killed and Bell's outlaw days came to an end. “THE LYNCHING OF OUTLAW DOC” http://tomrizzo.com/lynching-outlaw-doc/

Tom Bell once helped treat soldiers in the Mexican-American War but traded his stethoscope for a gun and robbed stagecoaches. Some historians name Bell as the first outlaw to rob a stagecoach in the United States. A During a botched the hold up of a stagecoach carrying $100,000 in gold bullion, a female passenger was killed and Bell's outlaw days came to an end. “THE LYNCHING OF OUTLAW DOC” http://tomrizzo.com/lynching-outlaw-doc/

Thomas Hodges, who took the alias Tom Bell, once helped treat soldiers in the Mexican-American War for gunshot wounds. But Hodges traded in his stethoscope for a gun, formed a gang of road agents and terrorized several counties in California with a series of stagecoach robberies.   “THE FIRST HIGHWAYMAN”  http://tomrizzo.com/lynching-outlaw-doc/

Thomas Hodges, who took the alias Tom Bell, once helped treat soldiers in the Mexican-American War for gunshot wounds. But Hodges traded in his stethoscope for a gun, formed a gang of road agents and terrorized several counties in California with a series

Faced with overwhelming opposition, Lt. Frank Baldwin led U.S. soldiers in a surprise raid against the Cheyenne and managed to rescue two young sisters. Baldwin ranks as the first recipient of the Medal of Honor in different conflicts—the Civil War and the Indian Wars. "TWICE A HERO"  http://tomrizzo.com/twice-a-hero/

Faced with overwhelming opposition, Lt. Frank Baldwin led U.S. soldiers in a surprise raid against the Cheyenne and managed to rescue two young sisters. Baldwin ranks as the first recipient of the Medal of Honor in different conflicts—the Civil War and the Indian Wars. "TWICE A HERO" http://tomrizzo.com/twice-a-hero/

Various historians and writers say an unwritten set of guidelines served as the framework for individual behavior in the days of the Old West.  Others, however, don’t quite buy into the concept. But the idea that a Code of West focusing on respect, loyalty, and fair play possibly existed remains appealing. “NEVER SHOOT A WOMAN…” http://tomrizzo.com/never-shoot-woman/ #TomRizzo

Various historians and writers say an unwritten set of guidelines served as the framework for individual behavior in the days of the Old West. Others, however, don’t quite buy into the concept. But the idea that a Code of West focusing on respect, loyalty, and fair play possibly existed remains appealing. “NEVER SHOOT A WOMAN…” http://tomrizzo.com/never-shoot-woman/ #TomRizzo

A story once circulated that Jack Almer, who led the Red Jack Gang, dressed up as a woman to rob a stagecoach, but it's mostly fiction.   The Red Jack Gang raided stagecoaches throughout southeastern Arizona. They stole thousands but historians say most of it may still be buried near the gang’s hideout in the Wilcox area.  Like other gangs, things didn’t end well for The Gang in Red Calico Hoods.  http://tomrizzo.com/the-red-jack-gangs-last-stagecoach-robbery/

A story once circulated that Jack Almer, who led the Red Jack Gang, dressed up as a woman to rob a stagecoach, but it's mostly fiction. The Red Jack Gang raided stagecoaches throughout southeastern Arizona. They stole thousands but historians say most of it may still be buried near the gang’s hideout in the Wilcox area. Like other gangs, things didn’t end well for The Gang in Red Calico Hoods. http://tomrizzo.com/the-red-jack-gangs-last-stagecoach-robbery/

Balangiga Massacre, 1901 - Philippine-American War, 1899-1902

One-hundred-thirteen years ago, United States Marines were fighting Philippine troops in what has been called the Philippine-American War. In the photo below, Marines fire on the enemy.

When George Warren wagered he could win a race on foot against a man on horseback, he didn't realize the incalculable value of his gamble. Warren had a habit of allowing too much booze to overrule his commonsense. And he proved it when he ran: A FOOTRACE TO OBSCURITY  http://tomrizzo.com/footrace-to-obscurity/

When George Warren wagered he could win a race on foot against a man on horseback, he didn't realize the incalculable value of his gamble. Warren had a habit of allowing too much booze to overrule his commonsense. And he proved it when he ran: A FOOTRACE TO OBSCURITY http://tomrizzo.com/footrace-to-obscurity/

Chief Spotted Elk led his followers to Pine Ridge, South Dakota, to seek sanctuary and freedom to perform the Ghost Dance.   But things turned ugly when soldiers gunned down at least 150 men, women and children on a  cold and windy morning in late 1890.  “GHOST DANCE.”  http://tomrizzo.com/ghost-dance/

Chief Spotted Elk led his followers to Pine Ridge, South Dakota, to seek sanctuary and freedom to perform the Ghost Dance. But things turned ugly when soldiers gunned down at least 150 men, women and children on a cold and windy morning in late 1890. “GHOST DANCE.” http://tomrizzo.com/ghost-dance/

Samuel Johnson wrote, “Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice…” In August 1867, a small command of soldiers and civilians repelled an overwhelming force of Lakota Sioux with an unexpected display of deadly rapid-fire weaponry—an act of vengeance that helped the military achieve future victories on the Plains. Read all about “RETRIBUTION.” http://tomrizzo.com/retribution/

Samuel Johnson wrote, “Revenge is an act of passion; vengeance of justice…” In August 1867, a small command of soldiers and civilians repelled an overwhelming force of Lakota Sioux with an unexpected display of deadly rapid-fire weaponry—an act of vengeance that helped the military achieve future victories on the Plains. Read all about “RETRIBUTION.” http://tomrizzo.com/retribution/

In the summer of 1877, John Allman killed two fellow soldiers during a poker game and then killed ten more men and left two young girls emotionally damaged before the law caught up with him. “BULLETS AND BLOOD.”  http://tomrizzo.com/bullets-blood/

In the summer of 1877, John Allman killed two fellow soldiers during a poker game and then killed ten more men and left two young girls emotionally damaged before the law caught up with him. “BULLETS AND BLOOD.” http://tomrizzo.com/bullets-blood/

ONE-MAN ARMY

Jack Hinson watched in horror as Union soldiers mounted the heads of his two sons on gateposts.

Tom Rizzo - Google+

Tom Rizzo - Google+