Armijo, Matias A., 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, 200th Coast Artillery (AA)
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
Socorro, New Mexico

Casualty Date
Jun 02, 1942
Hostile, Died
Unknown, Not Reported
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot L Row 14 Grave 99

 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]

 Ribbon Bar

 National Guard Awards

 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
Philippine Division200th Coast Artillery (AA)
  1941-1942, 608, Philippine Division
  1941-1942, 608, 200th Coast Artillery (AA)
 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
Private Matias Armijo enlisted in Santa Fe on 28 March 1941. 

He served with the 200th  Coast Artillery (Anti-Aircraft) Regiment. His unit was called up for Federal service on 6 January 1941. The unit underwent rigorous filed training at Fort Bliss, Texas. The regiment was selected for overseas duty 17 August 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.

Men and families of the men of the 200th were awarded the New Mexico Special MacArthur Service Medal (Bataan Medal)Philippine Department.

He died  as a Prisoner of War at Camp O'Donnel, Luzon, Philippines. 

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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