By authority of Chapter 115, Laws of 1945, an Act entitled “An
Act to Provide Recognition to Certain Members of the 200th Coast
Artillery”, it is hereby ordered that a Ceremony be held in the
City of Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Saturday, December 7, 1946, for
the purpose of presenting the New Mexico Bataan Medal to
personnel assigned to the 200th Coast Artillery (AA) and on duty
in the Philippine Islands on December 7, 1941, or to the next of
kin of those individuals of that Regiment who now are deceased.
This medal is physical evidence of the love and esteem of the
citizens of this State for the valiant men who, as members of
the New Mexico National Guard, brought great honor to their
State by their bravery, loyalty and devotion to duty.