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Abel Escalante1

born about 1916, died 5 March 1977

Facts and Notes

  • Military: A survivor of the infamous WW2 Bataan Death March, Abel Escalante was held as a prisoner of war by the Japanese for 42 months. While in captivity, his health deteriorated and his weight dropped from 135 pounds to 78 pounds.2
  • Birth: About 1916; New Mexico, USAB1
  • Residence: 1930; Doña Ana, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USAB; Age: 14; Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son1
  • Death: 5 March 1977; Memorial General Hospital, Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USAB3
  • Burial: 10 March 1977; Hillcrest Memorial Gardens Cemetery, Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico, USAB; Military graveside rites were performed. Pallbearers were Karl Escalante, Luis Escalante Jr., Albert Holguin, Alex Barreras, Ted Reyes, and Sam Reyes.4


  1. [S523], 1930 United States Federal Census, Year: 1930; Census Place: Dona Ana, Dona Ana, New Mexico; Roll: 1394; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 0002; Image: 550.0; FHL microfilm: 2341129, Record for Luis S Escalante
  2. [S708] , Newspaper Article, "Veteran Remembers Death March" by Ray Lopez, Tuesday, 11 November 1975 (Las Cruces Sun-News, Las Cruces, New Mexico),; accessed 18 Apr 2017
  3. [S118] , Reyes Family, Memorial Notice, Abel Escalante, 7 March 1977
  4. [S118] , Reyes Family, Memorial Notice, Abel Escalante Death Notice, 9 March 1977