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Juan Escutia and the Niños Héros

The Niños Héros (Boy Heroes), also known as the Heroic Cadets or Boy Soldiers, were six teenage military cadets who died defending Mexico at Mexico City's Chapultepec Castle  (then serving as the Mexican army's military academy) from invading U.S. forces in the 13 September 1847 battle of Chapultepec.

Legend says this cadet (Juan Escutia) wrapped himself up in the flag and committed suicide, jumping from the roof to keep it from falling into enemy hands. (Wikipedia)


Guadalajara

Juan Escutia and the Niños Héros

The Niños Héros (Boy Heroes), also known as the Heroic Cadets or Boy Soldiers, were six teenage military cadets who died defending Mexico at Mexico City's Chapultepec Castle  (then serving as the Mexican army's military academy) from invading U.S. forces in the 13 September 1847 battle of Chapultepec.

Legend says this cadet (Juan Escutia) wrapped himself up in the flag and committed suicide, jumping from the roof to keep it from falling into enemy hands. (Wikipedia)


comments (2)

  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 4 Mar 2010, 04:30
Crazy things that young boys do in the heat of the battle.

Chapultepec Castle, also known as the Halls of Montezuma. Maybe you have heard of the song smile
John Eagle: Going back and saw your comment. Looked up the Halls of Montezuma. Learn something new everyday. smile Had no idea.

Interesting how Mexico is right next door and yet we (the U.S.) really overlooks teaching it's shared history with us in school.
  • Ginnie
  • Netherlands
  • 11 May 2010, 06:55
I really like your POV on this statue, John, even if the story is hard to hear. Louis is so right. The things boys/men will do, all in the name of defending one's country.
John Eagle: Ginnie, thanks.

just happened to walk under it and look up and there it was. smile

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