At Hickam Field en route to the Unites States after liberation from Japanese prisoner of war camps.

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

 

— Maynard Meuli, “Beyond Courage”

Left to right: Leopoldo Lujan, Española; James Beck, Clovis; Don Holderman, Portales; LtCOL (Father) Albert Braun, Mescalero; Thomas Cardin, Portales; Robert Compton, Carlsbad; Julio Barela, Las Cruces; and David Etter, Albuquerque.