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Captains Gustavo Garmendia and Federico Montes

 
 
Captains Gustavo Garmendia and Federico Montes Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
1. Captains Gustavo Garmendia and Federico Montes Marker
Inscription.  

El Estado Mayor Presidencial, conmemora “100 Años de la Lealtad Institucional” y rinde un homenaje a la valentía de los: Capitanes Gustavo Garmendia y Federico Montes, quienes el 18 de febrero de 1913 en el Salon de Acuerdos de Palacio Nacional al Grito de: “¡Al Presidente no se le toca!”, defendieron a Francisco I. Madero durante el ataque de los infidentes, reiterando la lealtad al Presidente de la República.
Los Pinos, D.F. a 18 de febrero de 2013.

English translation:
The Presidential General Staff commemorates “100 Years of Institutional Loyalty” and pays tribute to the courage of Captains Gustavo Garmendia and Federico Montes, who on February 18, 1913 at the Salón de Acuerdos of the National Palace, yelled “The President is not to be touched!”, while they defended Francisco I. Madero during the traitorous attack, reiterating their loyalty to the President of the Republic.
Los Pinos, Mexico City on February 18, 2013.
 
Erected 2013.
 
Location.
Captains Gustavo Garmendia and Federico Montes Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
2. Captains Gustavo Garmendia and Federico Montes Marker
The marker is part of this larger monument to the Presidential General Staff (Estado Mayor Presidencial).
19° 25.018′ N, 99° 11.525′ W. Marker is in Ciudad de Mexico. Marker is on Molino del Rey just east of Fernando Alencastre, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ciudad de Mexico 11850, Mexico. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fallen Mexican Officers of the Battle of Molino del Rey (a few steps from this marker); Molino del Rey (within shouting distance of this marker); The Santa Fe Aqueduct (within shouting distance of this marker); Carronade (within shouting distance of this marker); 12-inch Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); 24-pounder Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); 24-pounder Gribeauval Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Molino de Rey War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ciudad de Mexico.
 
Regarding Captains Gustavo Garmendia and Federico Montes. During the turbulent days of 1913 Huerta attempted to overthrow the democratically elected presidency of Francisco Madero. In the attempt described in the marker's text, on February 18, 1913 Huerta's subordinates rushed into the National Palace and tried to kidnap Madero. Two members of the Presidential General Staff, Garmendia and Montes, stepped in, prevented the kidnapping and killed two of the abductors. At least one of them yelled "The President is not to be touched!" during
Captain Federico Montes image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
3. Captain Federico Montes
Capitán Federico Montes Alanís, 1884-1950
the incident. An engineer at the scene, Marcos Hernández, also died as he protected Madero from numerous gunshots. While this heroic defense of the President was notable and brave, it only saved Madero for a few more days, as he was soon kidnapped by Huerta's forces, together with his Vice President Pino Suárez, taken to the Lecumberri Prison and there shot on February 22. This is the beginning of the long Mexican Revolution.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismWars, Non-US
 
Captain Gustavo Garmendia image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
4. Captain Gustavo Garmendia
Capitán Gustavo Garmendia Villafaña, 1883-1913
Mexican Presidential General Staff time capsule, to be opened in 2064 image. Click for full size.
By J. Makali Bruton, September 10, 2019
5. Mexican Presidential General Staff time capsule, to be opened in 2064
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 14, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 14, 2019, by J. Makali Bruton of Querétaro, Mexico.
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