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Deming in Luna County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Lest We Forget

 
 
Lest We Forget Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
1. Lest We Forget Marker
Inscription.  Jan. 1941 – The New Mexico National Guard was inducted into federal service. They were trained at Ft. Bliss and became the 200th Coast Artillery (AA).

Sept. 1941 – The 200th Coast Artillery (AA) was sent to the Philippines.

Dec. 1941 – Immediately after Pearl Harbor Day, the Philippines were attacked and invaded by the Japanese.

Apr. 1942 – The Americans in the Philippines surrendered to the Japanese and endured the atrocities of the Bataan Death March.

1945 – After forty months of torture, deprivation and humiliation in Japanese prison camps, the P O W S were liberated.

Approximately 900 of the 1800 New Mexico National Guardsmen had given their lives for their country

On the 50th Anniversary of World War II this monument was erected to honor those Americans who were on the front lines at the beginning.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, World II. A significant historical year for this entry is 1941.
 
Location. 32° 15.967′ N, 107° 45.4′ W. Marker is in Deming, New Mexico, in Luna County
Lest We Forget Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
2. Lest We Forget Marker
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. Marker is on South Silver Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is just south of the Deming Luna Mimbres Museum. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Deming NM 88030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Pearl Harbor Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Deming Armory (within shouting distance of this marker); Seamon Field House (within shouting distance of this marker); Deming Main U.S. Post Office (approx. Ό mile away); A Silver Spike was Driven (approx. 0.4 miles away); Mary Ann Deming Crocker (approx. 0.4 miles away); Deming (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rockhound State Park (approx. 10.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deming.
 
Lest We Forget Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
3. Lest We Forget Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 22, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 712 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 22, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.

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May. 27, 2022