In defense of the Faith, clergy, religious and laity, many priests joined the fight during the persecution of the Catholic Church by the Mexican government, which caused the Cristero War.
One priest was Padre Miguel Pérez Aldape, a regimental chaplain, who defended the Holy Cause with his crucifx, a saddlebag with his vestment stole, and a 30-30 rifle.
In the December 1928 photo are (L to R): Colonel Victor Lopez, General Miguel Hernandez, Colonel Toribio Valdez, Padre Miguel Perez Aldape, and Lieutenant Teniente Eulogio Gonzalez.
Defending the Faith, Lieutenant Gonzalez was a sharpshooting sniper, an honorable man who humbly admitted that he shot more than 100 Federal soldiers, but much regretted leaving many families without a father, son, brother, husband.
He married Maria Hernandez de Mendoza, cousin of General Miguel Hernandez.