Latitude: 31.827 Longitude: -107.641
America has been attacked three times, if you don't count some obscure bombing runs during WWII in the Aleutian Islands and Japanese incendiary devices in Oregon. The first time was the British in the war of 1812. They burned the Library of Congress, among other acts. The third date was September 11, 2001. In between those dates was Pancho Villa's attack on the army encampment in Columbus, New Mexico, in 1916.
This photograph was taken from a small hill inside the Pancho Villa State Park in Columbus. It is a pleasant place to camp in the winter months. Not only can you see the small town of Columbus but the larger Mexican town of Palomas, just across the border. There is an interesting historical display including a short video about the raid. General John Pershing pursued Villa's forces deep into Mexico and, for the first time, used aircraft in a military operation. Fuel for the temperamental planes was hauled on the back of donkeys which proved to be more reliable than the aircraft. Pershing was so disappointed with their performance that he burned two of them. He never caught Villa who was later ambushed and killed by other Mexicans in the 1920's. A longer account.