Author: Francisco Nieto Jr.
This book is a tribute to our grandfather, Jose Nieto Houston, and great grandfather, Ramon Cordova. Both of whom fought so valiantly in the Mexican Revolution for a better Mexico. This biography of Jose A. Nieto Houston is for all who are interested in the story of one man thrust into a revolution to fight for the survival of his life. Jose A. Nieto Houston wrote his story for anyone who is interested. The history of the Mexican Revolution is enormous, with lots of material to fill lots of books. These stories can be talked about for quite some time or even written about, its history on various topics, themes, or subject matter. However, there are various opinions on the causes of the Mexican Revolution. Each history in its own version as adapted to each own way of thinking. Villa would affectionately say, “Hey, Gringo, come here, I have a job for you.” That’s how Gen. Francisco (Pancho) Villa addressed his trusted confidant and aide, Colonel Jose Nieto.
Frank Nieto is a thirty-year veteran of the San Bernardino County Sheriff ’s Department and graduate of California State University, Long Beach, with a Bachelor of science degree in occupational studies. Frank also has an associate of arts degree from Chaffey College, Rancho Cucamonga, California. He has also studied at Glendale College and San Bernardino Valley College. Frank wrote this biography of his grandfather so that his immediate and extended family may appreciate the sacrifices endured by their grandfather, Jose Nieto Houston, and great-grandfather, Ramon Cordova, during the Mexican Revolution.