Aguilar, Manuel Arenivas, Pvt

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Coast Artillery Corps (1901-1950)
Last Primary MOS
608-Gun Crewman Coast Artillery
Last MOS Group
Coastal Artillery Corps (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1941-1942, 608, Philippine Division
Service Years
1941 - 1942


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Home State
New Mexico
New Mexico
Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
Artesia, Eddy County, NM

Casualty Date
Jun 01, 1942
Hostile, Died
Intentional Homicide
World War II
Location of Interment
San Marcus Cemetery - Artesia, New Mexico
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Battling Bastards of BataanWorld War II Fallen
  1942, Battling Bastards of Bataan
  1942, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
200th Coast Artillery (AA)Philippine Division
  1941-1942, 608, 200th Coast Artillery (AA)
  1941-1942, 608, Philippine Division
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Bataan Death March
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Pvt. Manuel Aguilar began his active duty with the 200th CAC on 18 March 1941 in Santa Fe, New Mexico.  The unit was trained at Fort Bliss, Texas until they arrived in the Philippines in September 1941. Initially, they were based as Fort Stotsenberg.  There, he served with B Battery, 200th Coast Artillery Regiment, U.S. Coast Artillery Corps,.

The unit fought against the Japanese, and were captured after the fall of Bataan in April 1942. 

He was listed as Missing in Action at Bataan, P.I. on 15 May 1942.

His unit was awarded the 200th CAC Philippine Service Medal, or the Bataan Medal to commemorate their service.


GENERAL ORDERS  (NO. 6)  December 6, 1946

By authority of Chapter 115, Laws of 1945, an Act entitled “An Act to Provide Recognition to Certain Members of the 200th Coast Artillery”, it is hereby ordered that a Ceremony be held in the City of Santa Fe, New Mexico, on Saturday, December 7, 1946, for the purpose of presenting the New Mexico Bataan Medal to personnel assigned to the 200th Coast Artillery (AA) and on duty in the Philippine Islands on December 7, 1941, or to the next of kin of those individuals of that Regiment who now are deceased. This medal is physical evidence of the love and esteem of the citizens of this State for the valiant men who, as members of the New Mexico National Guard, brought great honor to their State by their bravery, loyalty and devotion to duty.

BY COMMAND OF THE GOVERNOR: /Signature/ CHARLES G. SAGE Brigadier General, AUS The Adjutant General
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