Making a Difference

Making a Difference

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Hometown: Carlsbad, NM

Age: 20

Date of Birth: Wednesday, October 27, 1954

Death: May 15, 1975

Conflict:  Vietnam


2020 Officers


Commandant:  Jesse Briggs 

Sr Vice Commandant: Ernesto Rios

Jr Vice Commandant: Manny Sosa

Judge Advocate: Bill Hope

Adjutant/Paymaster:  Jan Briggs

Jr Past Commandant:

Sgt at Arms:Linda Ranes

Chaplain:  Earl Diggs

Historian: Nancy Rios

Flag Chairman: Susan Diggs

Public Relations  Linda Ranes /Artesia  & Carlsbad                                                 

Webmaster:  Jan Briggs

About Us

Our Team


  • Our amazing team of regulars and part-time volunteers are committed to helping others. We take our convictions and turn them into action. Think you would be a good fit? Contact Jesse Briggs 575-748-2082 for information or email

Our History


  • Seeing a need for energetic, nonprofit work in this area, we formed our organization to provide sensible solutions. We've consistently grown since then, all thanks to the helping hands of this amazing community!

Our Mission


  • We focus on making the maximum positive effort for our community. Our members and volunteers provide the momentum that helps us affect change. Using data driven models, we provide solutions that make a long-lasting difference.