Orville E. Drummond of Clovis, New Mexico rests at evacuation hospital after rescue from Cabanatuan Prisoner of War Camp.

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“And we jumped off the train and kissed the ground. This . . .  was . . .  New Mexico.”

 

— Maynard Meuli, “Beyond Courage”

Over 500 POWs were rescued in a daring raid from Cabanatuan prisoner of war camp, Luzon, Philippine Islands, by US Army Rangers, Philippine Scouts, and Guerrillas January 30, 1945.