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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Eric & I Visit the Bataan Memorial in Santa Clara, New Mexico

Eric turned right off
US Route 180 & drove
to Bataan Memorial
Recreational Park in
Santa Clara.

The Memorial's mural was
multi-year project painted
by Cobre High School
students from Fall 2008
to Spring 2010.

The Memorial honors Grant County soldiers from the New Mexico 200th National Guard Coast Artillery who fought in the Battle of Corregidor, were captured by the
Japanese Army & forced  to march 65 miles to prison camps.

Students from Cobre High School researched newspaper interviews of survivors after being rescued by Army Rangers on January 30, 1945 and returning home to New Mexico. Students also interviewed two elderly survivors of the Bataan Death March for this project .

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