Archuleta, Fred Edward, Pvt

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Last Rank
Private
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
1942-1942, 608, POW/MIA
Service Years
1941 - 1942

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Home State
New Mexico
New Mexico
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Dawson
Last Address
Dawson, Colfax County, NM

Casualty Date
May 24, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Philippines
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot D Row 7 Grave

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 Unit Assignments
200th Coast Artillery (AA)Philippine DivisionPOW/MIA
  1941-1941, 608, 200th Coast Artillery (AA)
  1941-1942, 608, 200th Coast Artillery (AA)
  1941-1942, 608, Philippine Division
  1942-1942, 608, POW/MIA
 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
Prior to his induction, Pvt. Archuleta worked in the Civilian Conservation Corps.

He was inducted from Santa Fe, New Mexico on 3 April 1941.

He served with the New Mexico National Guard,  Battery A, 200th Coast Artillery (Anti Aircraft), and was trained at Fort Bliss when the unit was callled up to Federal Service. (His unit had been called up for Federal service on 6 January 1941). They underwent regiorous filed training at Fort Bliss, Texas. The regiment was selected for overseas duty 17 August 1941.

In the P.I., the 200th CAC and 515th CAC were assigned to Fort Stotsenburg, Pampanga, P.I. in September 1941.

The regiment landed in the Philppines on September 1941 and were assigned to Fort Stotsenberg. It fought until the unit was surrendered in April 1942.

He died while being held as a POW at Camp O'Donnell, P.I.

OF the 1800 or so men in the regiment, only about 900 made it home after the War.

Note:
Men and families of the men of the 515th/200th were awarded the New Mexico Special MacArthur Service Medal (Bataan Medal)

Note: Pvt. Archuleta is also listed as serving with A Battery, 515th Coast Artillery in the P.I..

 
   
Comments/Citation
STATE OF NEW MEXICO OFFICE OF THE ADJUTANT GENERAL SANTA FE

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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