Burial Detail


From the prison camps in the Philippines and Japan to the cities and towns of New Mexico, the soldiers and their families survived. The soldiers strengthened by their common identity as New Mexicans, survived by reminding each other of their families, friends, and common experiences back home.

This photograph has oft been described as a picture of the Bataan Death March. The Albuquerque veterans believe it to be that of a burial detail.


Since this web site went online in 1999, this photo with the above note has been featured. The photo was the subject of an 8/30/2009 Albuquerque Journal article by Charles Brunt. Click here for video story.