Colonia Bosque de Chapultepec I Sección, Ciudad de México, Mexico — The Valley of Mexico (The Central Highlands)
Fernando Montes de Oca, Child Hero of Mexico
Fernando Montes de Oca, Niño Héroe
En este lugar murio la mañana
del 13 de Septiembre de 1847, en
defensa de la patria contra la
invasión norteamericana el
cadete del Colegio Militar
Fernando Montes de Oca
Homenaje de la Asociacion
del Heroico Colegio Militar fundada
México, D.F. a 13 de Septiembre de 1970.
In this place during the morning of September 13, 1847, while in defense of the homeland against the North American invasion, died the cadet of the Military College
Fernando Montes de Oca
Tribute from the Military College Association founded in 1871.
México City, Septembre 13, 1970.
Erected 1970 by La Asociación del Heróico Colegio Militar.
Topics. This memorial is listed in these topic lists: Forts or Castles • Patriots & Patriotism • War, Mexican-American.
Location. 19° 25.207′ N, 99° 10.949′ W. Marker is in Colonia Bosque de Chapultepec I Sección, Ciudad de México. The marker is in the Bosque Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Colonia Bosque de Chapultepec I Sección, Ciudad de México 11100, Mexico. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The March of Loyalty (within shouting distance of this marker); The Military College of Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); Francisco Marquez, Child Hero of Mexico (within shouting distance of this marker); National Astronomical Observatory of Mexico (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Springs and Aqueducts (about 120 meters away); From the Peak (about 120 meters away); Sounds in the Distance (about 150 meters away); The Castle Garden (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Colonia Bosque de Chapultepec I Sección.
Regarding Fernando Montes de Oca, Child Hero of Mexico. Fernando Montes de Oca was one of many cadets studying at the Colegio Militar (Military College) on Chapultepec Castle when the United States attacked it on September 13, 1847. Together with five other cadets, they are known today as the Niños Héroes (Children Heroes). It is common to see, even today, schools and government buildings in Mexico that carry their names. He was 18 years old.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 119 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on August 27, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.