...it's all about B/Gen. Vicente Lim and of course the men of the 41st Division, to whom he always wanted to give all the credit to.
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legionnaire, may I know where you got the first photo? I was hoping you could send me a full resolution copy (please send it to the email address above). I believe the last picture though is one of Gen. Mateo Capinpin, not Vicente Lim. Thanks!
Post by Vicente Lim IV on Sept 24, 2011 3:46:00 GMT -5
Yes, I am. I'm his great grandson. Thus, the "IV" in my name
...and yes, I've read General Atienza's book. It's a very good read.
I spend a lot of time searching the web, and reading books and all that looking for stuff related to the 41st Division. Are you a descendant of a 41ster as well? ...or at least would you have individual stories about 41sters? I've been trying to put together as many individual stories as possible. Click here: www.facebook.com/note.php?note_id=207686965927018
Great men, all of them. If you guys have any interesting materials you want to share, just send them to firstname.lastname@example.org so that I could post it on the website.
I was able to borrow a copy from my local library at Oxnard, Ca. It is a compilation of the letters Vicente Lim wrote to his family. He intended some of these letters to be part of his diary at a later date. The book was published in 1980 in the Philippines and also in the US. The copy I read was acquired in Jan, 1982.
The book provides an insight in the organization of the Armed Forces of the Philippines in 1935. The preparations for war and fight on Bataan from a personal view of the 1st Filipino graduate of the US Military Academy at West Point, NY.
It includes a copy of the study Lim wrote at the US Army War College in 1929 when he was a student there. "Subject: The Philippine Islands - A Military Asset" This study should be a cornerstone for those interested in the history and development of the Republic of the Philippines and its Armed Forces. The situation and problems that Lim pointed out then are still relevant if not present today in 2013 and can define the relation between the US and Philippines in dealing with a new challenge in the South East Asia and Pacific region.
It is a relevant book for study by those interested in history and present defense requirements of the Philippines.