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“Every day [on Bataan] Photo Joe would fly over. We could hear him, but we couldn’t see him. He [Greg Gachupin] would squint hard and sure enough, he'd spot him, point and say, ‘There he is!’”


— William Overmier

B Btry. 200th CA(AA)

Evans Garcia

Photo by Dr. Don C. Salisbury


Facing a firing squad, Mr. Garcia chastised his Japanese executioners and gave them “the finger”. Impressed by his defiance, the guards beat him instead.

Pascual Garde was lost on the “Hell Ship” Arisan Maru. His brother Arthur (Arturo) died of dysentery at Camp O’Donnell. Their brother, Mariano was with the Army’s 6th Ranger Battalion that rescued 511 POWs in a daring raid on Cabanatuan prison camp. A fourth brother, Sebastian, joined the Marines. He was killed on the beaches of Tarawa.


Clipping courtesy of Henry J. Hein

Lee J. “Jack” Gardner

Deming, New Mexico 1946


For Full & Larger Image

See: Mukden POWs


Also see
“Moonshine Raiders”

A story of a B-29 crew that dropped food to POWs at Hoten Camp in Mukden, Manchuria

William Edward Gateley

For his story, click here.

Reynaldo Gonzalez

[Lemitar 1] [Lemitar 2]


Reynaldo Gonzalez was one of the 200th men trucked to Camp O'Donnell by the Japanese.  During a “shakedown” upon arrival, he was found to have Japanese invasion pesos.  He was executed along with several other 200th men in a large group of 20-30 prisoners, all found to have items of Japanese origin.


Gonzalez's younger brother, Tony, died at the Battle of the Bulge in April 1945. A third brother, Milton, a veteran of the African campaign was sent home after his brothers were lost.


“It Tolled for New Mexico” notes that Lemitar had a population of 542 persons in 1940.


In 2002, Gonzalez's sister, Zella, recalled, “There weren't even 150 people living in Lemitar at the time.”


Whatever the case may be, the loss of two boys from the same family had to be devastating to that small community which lost five boys in WWII.


Sister Angela recalled, “Tony was the dare devil type . . . Rey was an angel . . . quiet and kind.”


Eddie Graham


“You couldn't even help others who fell out or the soldiers would kill you too.”


Courtesy Photo, Air Mobility Command, United States Air Force


Calvin Graef, one of the five soldiers who survived the destruction of the Arisan Maru, had already experienced the Bataan Death March and imprisonment in three Japanese POW camps. He rode typhoon waves in a lifeboat, faced the big guns of a Japanese destroyer ship on the hunt, and bonded with the common people of China in a united effort to ensure that he returned to his homeland again. While running from the Japanese across the Chinese Mainland, he escaped from their iron hand of tyranny by means of such conveyances as rickshaws, bicycles, disguises, and prayers.


[Book] [Calvin Graef]

More New Mexico Prisoners Freed


YOKOSUKA, Japan — AUG. 31, 1945 — Names of additional New Mexico prisoners of war liberated by special Third fleet missions include the following:


Pfc. Keyton F. Roberts, Lovington; Sgt. Lawrence A. Weisdorfer, Roy; Sgt. Willis P. Graves, Deming; Sgt. Joseph B. Gutierrez, Deming.

Irving Gulbas

1911 - 1996


Irving Gulbas left his native Lithuania in 1930, ahead of the Nazi purges, but in time for the Draft in the US. He was part of a group scheduled to leave the Philippines early (December 10, 1941) when war broke out December 8, 1941 (December 7th in the US.) He escaped Bataan at the surrender and made his way to Corregidor where he was taken prisoner one month later.

W YZ    


W = West Side of Park

E = East Side of Park




Frank Gabaldon was attached to the 200th Coast Artillery (Anti-aircraft) Regimental Band. The column bearing the names of the men of 200th CA(AA) Band is located on the West side of Bataan Memorial Park.


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



  Gabaldon Frank A. W-Band
  Gachupin Gregorio   W-200B
* Gaitan Manuel O. W-200A
* Galdikas John F. E-515F
  Gale Arvil L. E-515G
  Galindo Anthony Q. W-200D
* Gallegos Adolfo   W-200G
* Gallegos Antonio J. W-200RegHq
  Gallegos Gregorio B. E-UNK
* Gallegos Jose B. W-200G
  Gallegos Miguel E. W-200Hq1Bn
  Gallegos Moises R. E-515D
  Gallegos Nick L. W-200Hq2Bn
  Gallegos Reynaldo D. W-200Hq1Bn
* Gamble John D. W-Officer
  Gannon Charles F. W-200C
  Gannon Harold J. W-200A
  Garcia Abedon   W-200D
  Garcia Abel A. W-200MD
  Garcia Ben T. W-200E
* Garcia Benny C. W-200B
* Garcia Clemente   W-200G
  Garcia Cleofas   E-515D
  Garcia Cruz (Jr.) W-200C
* Garcia Enriques   W-200A
  Garcia Ernesto N. W-200H
  Garcia Evangelisto R. E-515H
* Garcia Fidel   E-515G
  Garcia Francisco L. E-515B
  Garcia Frank M. W-200Hq1Bn
  Garcia Jose S. E-515MD
* Garcia Leonides L. W-200B
* Garcia Manuel J. W-200H
* Garcia Manuel T. W-200Hq1Bn
* Garcia Manuel   E-515B
  Garcia Nicholas A. W-200Hq1Bn
  Garcia Pedro   E-515D
* Garcia Ramon S. W-200RegHq
* Garcia Raymond J. W-200A
* Garcia Reuben E. W-200Hq1Bn
  Garcia Robert P. W-200MD
  Garcia Salvador J. (Jr.) W-200MD
  Garcia Thomas   W-200C
* Garcia Uvaldo   W-200D
* Garcia Valentin M. E-515C
* Garde Arthur C. E-515B
* Garde Pascual   E-515H
  Gardner Herschel R. E-515H
  Gardner Lee J. E-515RegHq
  Garduño Adolfo C. W-200D
  Garduño Espiridion A. E-515D
  Garley Silverio M. E-515D
  Garner John E. W-200RegHq
  Garner Lee S. W-200F
  Garrett Alvin W. W-200RegHq
  Garza Plutarco   W-200G
  Gateley William E. W-200C
  Gater Hubert B. W-200C
* Gates Leonard D. W-200D
  Gavord Charles B. E-515B
  Gebhard Roy B. W-200C
  Genovese John A. E-515A
  Gentry Walter J. E-515G
  George Anthony R. W-Officer
  Giannini Louis A. W-200Hq1Bn
  Gilcrease Arthur H. W-200Hq1Bn
  Gilliland Hubert F. E-515A
  Gilman Harold C. W-200Hq1Bn
* Ginnings Vernon V. E-515H
* Gipp John H. W-200Hq1Bn
* Glentzer Paul C. W-200E
* Gloria Andres E. W-200C
  Gobble Henry A. E-515B
  Goddard John R. E-515H
  Godfrey Robert R. E-515A
  Goforth Joseph K. E-515G
* Goll Kermit L. E-515Hq2Bn
  Gomez Clyde D. E-515G
* Gomez Fernando (Jr.) W-200D
* Gomez Juan   E-515F
  Gomez Virgilio   W-200G
  Gonzales Agustin   W-200G
  Gonzales Albert M. E-515F
* Gonzales Carlos G. E-515D
  Gonzales Eliseo R. W-200D
* Gonzales Frankie D. W-200G
* Gonzales John J. W-200D
* Gonzales Maclovio A. (Jr.) W-200H
  Gonzales Rubel   W-200C
* Gonzales Telesfor   W-200H
* Gonzalez Anatolio   W-200D
* Gonzalez Reynaldo F. W-Officer
* Gore Oliver A. (Jr.) W-200F
  Graef Calvin R. E-515H
* Grafton Clifford L. W-200B
  Graham Eddie   E-515D
* Grange John V. W-200F
  Graves Warren D. W-200H
  Graves Willis P. W-200RegHq
  Gray Everitt W. W-200D
* Gray Justin G. (Jr.) W-200A
* Greathouse Doyle R. W-200Hq2Bn
  Greeman Gerald B. W-Officer
* Greenberg Hyman   W-200C
  Greer Edward C. W-200A
  Gregory Howard S. W-200C
  Gribble Sam H. W-200E
* Griego Jose I. W-200G
  Griego Sipriano   W-200MD
* Griffin Iulus A. W-200A
  Griffing John W. W-200B
  Grijalba Manuel F. W-200D
* Grimmer Frank H. W-Officer
* Grooms Hershel A. E-515H
  Gross Clifford F. E-UNK
  Guenther William C. W-200A
  Guerra Carmen (Jr.) W-200F
* Guerrera Paul C. E-515C
* Guest Patrick F. W-200A
* Guillen Othon Q. W-200G
  Gulbas Irving   W-200RegHq
  Gunter James C. W-200D
  Gurule Bedelio F. W-200G
* Gurule Juan F. E-515C
  Gutierrez Eleito   W-200A
  Gutierrez Jesus B. W-200C
  Gutierrez Jose B. W-200RegHq
* Gutierrez Juan F. W-200C
  Gutierrez Pablo P. W-200D
  Guye Earl W. W-200Hq1Bn