Young men from all across New Mexico, from
all walks of life, joined the National Guard
at the end of the Great Depression. The New
Mexico National Guard, the oldest in the
United States, traces its origins to the
Spanish Colonial Period of the 17th Century.
In 1999, Robert Mirabal, of Taos
Pueblo, released his “Taos Tales” CD which includes
the song, “Bataan Death March”.