Film Screening: "Forgotten Soldiers" Documentary Premiere Solomon Victory Theater
Early in World War II, the President of the United States ordered General Douglas MacArthur to leave 80,000 soldiers behind on Bataan, where they faced one of the worst atrocities in military history — the Bataan Death March. In this stirring documentary movie, Bataan survivors describe the battles of Bataan and Corregidor over photographs, reenactments and actual footage of the events. The Filipino and American soldiers of the "Philippine Scouts" were the backbone of MacArthur's doomed forces, but few Americans today are even aware of this unique segment of the United States Army. They are America's Forgotten Soldiers. Reception precedes event at 5:00 pm. This event is free and open to the public, but reservations are appreciated. For reservations, call 504-528-1944 x 511.
Hi, I am the Grandaughter of a WW11 Veteran First Sergeant Juan C. Olivar (R.I.P. 2/1993) who served for the American Army in Zamboanga Philipines. I am looking for any Grandchildren of other Philippine Vets who served in WW11 especially the ones whose Grandfather's were retired and came to the U.S. in the 60's. I want to hear stories passed on from their WW11 Veteran Grandfathers. I just want to know the true History from that time. Thank you