Mickey Free S.O.B.

Mickey Free

When he was just a boy he started the longest war in U.S. history. Felix Ward’s abduction by Apaches when he was about 13, led to the infamous confrontation with Cochise at Apache Pass in 1861 which became known as the Bascom Affair. Felix grew up as an Apache and was renamed Mickey Free by a U.S. soldier. Chief of Scouts Al Sieber said of the boy, “He’s half Irish, half Mexican and all son of a bitch.”

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