Lordsburg, New Mexico

by Linda Okazaki

Gila River was desolate. Comparatively, Lordsburg, New Mexico brings new meaning to the term “remote”. Situated along highway 10, between Tuscon and El Paso, Lordsburg is all desert and not much else. There are the requisite gas stations, fast food chains and at least one family style restaurant. The population is just a  bit over 2,000.

We followed the internet instructions and GPS coordinates to the memorial marking the Lorsdburg Internment Camp. This facility was operated by the Army . The inmates, enemy aliens, were considered prisoners of war. We found the marker just off the highway on POW Road. I wonder what Ichimaru thought as he and Jimmy Osuga found themselves in such dire circumstances.