Post by legionnaire on Jul 31, 2006 9:53:46 GMT -5
At a secret training camp outside of Brisbane, Australia, Captain Cecil Walters inspects paratroopers who have been handpicked from the 1st and 2nd Filipino Infantry regiments (1943).
In July 1944, a cadre of one officer and five non-commissioned officers arrived from the 82nd Airborne Division in Italy to train a group of men for a pre-invasion mission of sabotage and communication disruptions. Now hardened, the men were ready for the toughest of all their training. But they lacked adequate facilities and proper training aids (they improvised their own C-47 mock door and didn't have a tower to practice jumping) and this coupled with the Australian pilot's inexperience caused the large number of "casualties", probably a record, in the first class' qualifying jumps. But this didn't daunt the volunteers, for the bigger second class fared better.
Post by texian13cav on Jan 18, 2008 10:39:37 GMT -5
That's all it means ? If it had been in Bisayan, I could have read it myself... I think maybe I should consider reevaluating my relationship ! I'm sure there is a Filipina out there who cares about the history of her beautiful country ! I thought it meant something bastos. Salamat once again Vee Vee !!!
Inday (shortened to Day)is a Visayan term to call a female friend and Dong (Badong) is to a male. Bahala na = Whatever, come what may... leaving it up to God or fate. It goes with the Tagalog expression "Mamaya na" (Later) or from the Spanish "Manana"