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01/10/2013: VETERANS WHEREABOUTS SOUGHT FOR REUNION OF FIL-AM VETERANS IN NOVEMBER 2013

PRESS RELEASE
01 October 2013

VETERANS WHEREABOUTS SOUGHT FOR REUNION
OF FIL-AM VETERANS IN NOVEMBER 2013

The Philippine Consulate General wishes to inform the public that a two-day gathering of veterans who were part of the 1st and 2nd Filipino Infantry regiments during the Second World War will be held on 16-17 November 2013 in Honolulu, Hawaii in honor of our selfless and gallant WW II Filipino-American veterans.

Highlights of the event include a luncheon at the Filipino Community Center in Waipahu, Hawaii, a wreath-laying ceremony at the USS Arizona Memorial, the resting place of the more than 1,000 American sailors and Marines who perished in the USS Arizona during the attack on Pearl Harbor in December 1941. There will also be a screening of the documentary, “Untold Triumph” which traces the legacy of the 1st and 2nd regiments.

Invited speakers include Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie, retired US Senator Daniel Akaka and Gen. Antonio Taguba, whose father Tomas, served in the Philippine Scouts in 1942.

The organizers of this event are searching for 52 soldiers who served in the 2 units but haven’t been heard from since the end of the war in 1945. These veterans were among the 300 replacements from Hawaii who were deployed to the Philippines in 1945.

Below is the list of the Filipino-American veterans whom the organizers are searching for:

Demtrico Abolos

Ted Bacon

Kablayan Bisani

Richard Clavecillas

Epitacio Abrenica

Manuel Badayos

Ladjaberto Bitong

Sebastian Corpuz

Florentino Adona

Filomeno Badua

Philip Bolilan

Sosimo Corpuz

Maximo Agan

Pedro Badua

Faustino Bulawit

Richard Cua

Louis Agbulus

Herman Baladay

Alfred Cabacungan

Antonio Dana

Alexander Aguinid

Jose Balanay

Irineo Cabanata

Consuelo Daog

Zoilo Alao

Joseph Balbirona

Perfecto Cahilig

Vincentt Dela Cruz

Thomas Almadir

Bias Baldonro

Cypriano Calio

Carmelo Delaris

Aurelio Anaque

Alfredo Baligad

Jose Capio

Emilio Domingo

Fortunato Ancheta

Thomas Balios

Bernardo Castillo

Pedro Duguran

Bobby Antonio

Haime Baroga

Donald Catli

Ben Dumaran

Zacarias Antonio

Pablo Bibilona

Victor Cauton

Bonifacio Ebanez

William Bacoro

Victor Bigno

Maximo Celes

Felix Echavaria

 

Should you have information about the above veterans or inquiries on the celebration, please contact Mr. Jose Saromines (808-595-3099), Mr. Guillermo Alejo (808-9341) or Abelino Bargayos (808-621-2608) or email filamvetscelebration@gmail.com. (END).