Mike Bilbo speaks on the Bataan Death March and Annual Memorial Marathon for the El Paso Archaeological Society (EPAS) at 2:00 pm on Saturday April 15, 2017. The presentation is free, open to the public, and takes place at the El Paso Museum of Archaeology, 4301 Transmountain Road, El Paso 79924.
The Bataan Death March was one of the most horrific experiences for a large number of our young American soldiers at the start of World War II. We remember what happened each March with a walking 26.2-mile marathon at White Sands Missile Range. Just before they deployed to the Philippines, the very same men memorialized by the annual event trained for eight months at Fort Bliss. Through a PowerPoint presentation Mike takes us into this interesting past and current history regarding the 200th Coast Artillery, New Mexico National Guard. For the first time Mike will show photos of the 200th training in the Tularosa and at Bliss, thanks to a great find of photos at the New Mexico National Guard Museum (aka Bataan Museum) in Santa Fe..
The El Paso Museum of Archaeology will host the 19th Annual Jornada Mogollon Archaeology Conference in October, 2017 in El Paso, Texas. Proposals for individual papers or sessions are now being accepted on any history, culture, or archaeology topic in the Jornada Mogollon region. Presentations will be 20 minutes in duration with five minutes between presentations. Papers accepted for presentation are eligible for publication in the conference proceedings volume. There will be no poster sessions. Please submit your abstract using this form.