Bataan Press Kit

BATAAN: A 70TH ANNIVERSARY COMMEMORATION


On December 15, 2011, honoring the 70th anniversary of the fall of Bataan and the subsequent death march, Senator Tom Udall (D-NM) proposed S. 2004, legislation to grant the Congressional Gold Medal to the troops who defended Bataan during World War II. The next day, Congressman Martin Heinrich (D-NM) proposed its counterpart in the House of Representatives – H.R. 3712.

One inspiration for this action was the documentary TRAGEDY OF BATAAN. New Mexico PBS has produced a program with some of the NM survivors of the surrenders of Bataan, incorporating the original documentary TRAGEDY OF BATAAN.

Press /Station Contact

Evy Todd
Publicist / Station Relations
New Mexico PBS
(505) 277-1218
etodd@newmexicopbs.org

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