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1 wrenchwench  Wed, Dec 26, 2012 4:54:57pm

Thanks for posting this. New Mexico seems to have had more than its share of war heroes.

Born Jan. 25, 1919, in Santa Rita

Santa Rita no longer exists. Wikipedia calls it a ghost town, but it's more ghostly than most. Where it used to be is now part of a huge open pit copper mine. People who were born there refer to themselves as having been 'born in space'. Oddly enough, one of them is astronaut Harrison Schmitt.

2 FemNaziBitch  Wed, Dec 26, 2012 4:58:49pm

I knew a Bataan Survivor. He came home married his high school sweetheart and had a gazillion kids and grandkids. Truly one of the kindest men I've ever met.

VA took care of him AT HOME until the very end. He deserved every dollar spent on his care.

3 Vicious Babushka  Wed, Dec 26, 2012 5:31:15pm

My dad's cousin was a Bataan survivor. He passed away in 1969.

4 Dark_Falcon  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 7:02:23am

RIP, he was one of our best. And though few understood at the time, the "Battlin Bastards of Bataan"'s stand against the Japanese was actually a strategic defeat for Japan. Japan expected to overcome resistance on Luzon by February 1942. The thwarting of a Japanese seaborne flanking move in the 'Battle of the Points' (thanks especially to a scratch force of pilots and ground crews operating as infantry who walled the Japanese off long enough for help to reserves to move up to block the Japanese off) meant that Japan lost 2 critical months subduing Bataan, plus another month overcoming the fortress island of Corregidor. That time time up Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) troops at a time when Allied forces were weak and may well have prevented an invasion of Australia.

5 wrenchwench  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 8:48:30am

Pablo Gutierrez in an undated photo:

Image: 20121226_062224_122712.SC.A.bataandeath1_GALLERY.jpg

More recently, caption:

Pablo P. Gutierrez and fellow Bataan Death March survivor Tommy Foy are seen here at a June 2010 dedication of a 30-foot long mural created by the Mimbres Region Arts Council s Youth Mural Project honoring the men who were forced on the brutal 60-plus mile march. With both of these men gone now, what remains is the mural and the memory of their strength and heroism. (Sun-news file photo)

Image: 20121226_062330_122712.SC.A.bataandeath2_GALLERY.jpg

6 TedStriker  Thu, Dec 27, 2012 4:15:00pm

re: #1 wrenchwench

Thanks for posting this. New Mexico seems to have had more than its share of war heroes.

Santa Rita no longer exists. Wikipedia calls it a ghost town, but it's more ghostly than most. Where it used to be is now part of a huge open pit copper mine. People who were born there refer to themselves as having been 'born in space'. Oddly enough, one of them is astronaut Harrison Schmitt.

And the namesake of Nellis AFB.


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