MEXICO: Whom the Sergeant Adored

Dark-eyed Adela Velarde was 14 when she left Ciudad Juárez to join the army of General Venustiano Carranza. She became a nurse. Dressed in a green uniform cut from the curtains of a Pullman car, she rode through the Mexican Revolution on a grey hospital train under the watchful eye of a veteran head nurse named Leonor Villegas de Manon.

Though fiery-tempered old Leonor drove many a military wolf away from her girls, she never had to bother about a taciturn sergeant named Antonio del Rioarmenta. He was in love with young Adelita, but he was too shy to tell...

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