• Samantha Tubbs

Hall of Honor: Class of 2020

The New Mexico National Guard Hall of Honor was founded in 2019 by the New Mexico Military Museum Foundation, Inc. This program seeks to honor those New Mexicans, living or deceased, who have served in the New Mexico National Guard with records of extraordinary service to our communities, state, and nation.

Each year the New Mexico National Guard Hall of Honor Selection Board picks New Mexico National Guard Soldiers and Airmen to be inducted into the New Mexico National Guard Military Hall of Honor from the many nominees submitted across the country.

The 2020 inductees are:

1.) 1st Sgt. Manuel Armijo, 200th Coast Artillery and the oldest Bataan Death March survivor;

2.) Chief Warrant Officer 5 Richard J. Quigley, New Mexico Army National Guard Fixed-Wing Detachment commander and Vietnam veteran; and

3.) Col. Robert L. Sands, a veteran of World War II Korean War and the New Mexico Air National Guard.

Due to Covid-19, the Hall of Honor Award Ceremony was conducted in small groups, following safe practices, and made virtual.

To learn more about the Hall of Honor program, and how to nominate an individual, please visit our Hall of Honor page.