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Late Medal for Bataan

 

APR. 10, 1999 Albuquerquean Charles Iskra receives a long-overdue medal Friday from N.M. National Guard Gen. Melvyn Montao. Iskra, with the 200th Coast Artillery in World War II, was taken prisoner in the Philippines in 1942 and survived the Bataan Death March, which began 57 years ago today. The military thought Iskra had died. Not until he saw his name listed among the dead at the Bataan Memorial Museum in Santa Fe was the error discovered.

 

Albuquerque Journal

 

Charles Iskra passed away on December 4, 2003.

Charlie James

 

When we surrendered ... a Japanese soldier came to me, he was ready to rip my dog tags off my neck until he saw a small medal with the Blessed Virgin attached to the dog tag chain. He asked if I was a Christian. I told him that I was. For some reason he let me keep my tags and medal.

 

Photo Courtesy of Charlie James

 

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Toney James

Veterans Memorial Ceremony

Window Rock, Arizona

Courtesy of Morris Bitsie

Buren Johnston

Fukuoka POW Camp 23

Santa Fe, New Mexico

April 9, 2010

If somebody asks questions, I talk about it. I have a hard time getting my breath when some of these things come up. Im not a hero. Im just a survivor. I think that's what most of us feel.

 

Morgan Jones

April 9, 2002

 

Lucy Wilson first met Dan Jopling when the Regiment was training at Fort Bliss in the summer of 1941. They were meet to again in the Philippines.

 

One of the first Red Cross nurses called to active duty in the Army, Lucy Wilson escaped Bataan one day before the surrender and was evacuated on the last submarine out of Corregidor on May 3, 1942. She returned to the Philippines as a Flight Nurse in 1944.

 

Lucy and Daniel Jopling were married on December 5, 1945.

 

Major Daniel Jopling, also a veteran of the Korean War, retired with the Reserve rank of Lieutenant Colonel at Fort Sam Houston, Texas in May 1961. He began his service with the New Mexico National Guard as an enlisted man at Fort Sumner, New Mexico. He died in 1985.

THE NAMES PROJECT
A B C D
E F G H
IJ K L M
N O P Q
R S T UV
W YZ    

NAME

W = West Side of Park

E = East Side of Park

UNIT & BATTERY

 

EXAMPLE:

Carl Ireton was attached to Headquarters Battery, 2nd Battalion, 200th Coast Artillery (Anti-aircraft). The column bearing the names of the men of Hq Btry, 2BN, 200th CA(AA) is located on the West side of Bataan Memorial Park.

 

An (*) designates those men known to have died overseas.

 

ARE YOU SEEING THE PICTURES & STORIES ON THE RIGHT? FOLLOWING THE LINKS WITHIN THE LIST OF NAMES?

  Ireton Carl V. W-200Hq2Bn
* Irish Clayton E. W-Officer
  Iskra Charles   W-200C
  Jackson Elvin E. W-200A
  Jackson Robert C. (Jr.) W-200C
* Jackson Wendell R. W-200E
  James Benjamin L. E-515H
  James Charles F. W-200F
* James John A. W-200G
  James Toney   W-200E
* James Vernie L. W-200C
* Jaramillo Terecino   E-515H
* Jaramillo Tranquilino   W-200B
  Jarnagin Willie C. W-200Hq1Bn
* Jauriqui Jose G. W-200E
* Jeffus Hubert P. W-Officer
  Jensen William E. E-515G
* Jezek Joseph E. (Jr.) W-Band
  Jim Glenn   W-200C
  Johns David (Jr.) E-515G
  Johns Robert G. W-200RegHq
  Johns Robert L. E-515Hq1Bn
  Johnson Floyd J. E-515A
* Johnson Howard W. W-200F
  Johnson John L. E-515B
  Johnson Olin W. W-200Hq2Bn
* Johnson Walter R. E-515F
  Johnston Buren D. W-200E
  Jones Alton R. W-200B
* Jones Carl W. E-515H
* Jones Curtis C. E-515G
  Jones Everett M. W-200A
* Jones Frank G. (Jr.) E-515D
* Jones George M. E-515RegHq
* Jones Gerald L. E-515G
  Jones James B. (Jr.) W-200H
* Jones James J. W-200A
* Jones Melvin E. W-200E
  Jones Morgan T. (Jr.) E-515Hq2Bn
  Jones Wilson W. E-515RegHq
  Jopling Daniel W. W-Officer
  Jordan Alvin A. W-200E
* Jordan Fred H. W-Officer
  Junker Edward K. (Jr.) W-Officer