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Near Placitas in Sandoval County, New Mexico — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Women Veterans of New Mexico

 
 
Women Veterans of New Mexico Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
1. Women Veterans of New Mexico Marker
Side one
Inscription.  (side one)
New Mexico has a proud history of military service. We are a state of culturally diverse citizens who are willing to defend our freedom and rights. Over 15,000 women in New Mexico have volunteered to serve in our military. These women have taken up arms throughout our history, and New Mexico honors them for their considerable contributions and sacrifice.

(side two)
These three women, who lost their lives in military service, are representative of the region.

1st Lt. Tamara Archuleta
United States Air Force
Los Lunas, NM
Died 23 March 2003

Specialist Lori Piestewa
United States Army
Tuba City, Arizona
Died 23 March 2003

Captain Christel Chávez
United States Air Force
Albuquerque, NM
Died 7 August 2002
 
Erected by New Mexico Historic Preservation Division.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & PatriotismWomen. In addition, it is included in the New Mexico Women’s Historic Marker Initiative series list. A significant historical date for this entry is March 23, 2003.
 
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35° 18.943′ N, 106° 31.79′ W. Marker is near Placitas, New Mexico, in Sandoval County. Marker is on State Road 165 at milepost 0.2,, 0.2 miles east of Interstate 25, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Placitas NM 87043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); Bernalillo (approx. 1.9 miles away); Spanish Entrada Site (approx. 3.4 miles away); Las Placitas (approx. 3.4 miles away); a different marker also named Bernalillo (approx. 4.2 miles away); La Angostura (approx. 4½ miles away); Dulcelina Salce Curtis (1904-1995) (approx. 5.4 miles away); Tiguex Province (approx. 6.2 miles away).
 
Women Veterans of New Mexico Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
2. Women Veterans of New Mexico Marker
Side two
Women Veterans of New Mexico Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
3. Women Veterans of New Mexico Marker
Women Veterans of New Mexico Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, July 22, 2011
4. Women Veterans of New Mexico Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 873 times since then and 10 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 2, 2011, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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