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

Lest We Forget

 
 
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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.
 
Location. 32° 15.967′ N, 107° 45.4′ W. Marker is in Deming, New Mexico, in Luna County. Marker is on South Silver Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is just south of the Deming Luna Mimbres Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Deming NM 88030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 11 miles of this marker,
Lest We Forget Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
2. Lest We Forget 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 (approx. 1.2 miles away); Rockhound State Park (approx. 10.1 miles away); Cathay Williams (approx. 10.7 miles away).
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Lest We Forget Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, November 5, 2010
3. Lest We Forget Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 22, 2010, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 542 times since then and 53 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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