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.
Cavite Navy Yard, City of Cavite,
Province of Cavite, [Republic of the] Philippines,
situated on a pennisula, was surrounded by Manila
Bay. Marine detachments manning anti-aircraft guns
were virtually powerless to stop enemy planes flying
well above their gun's reach.