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


“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.