Post by legionnaire on Dec 28, 2007 15:51:30 GMT -5
Welcome aboard to this forum. Thank you for joinning us here and glad to have you who recognizes the sacrifices of American and Filipino soldiers in the Pacific. it is really important that we educate and remind the public about this forgotten heroes of Bataan and the Death March survivors.
Hope you get to show and share to all of us here the items you have collected.
We were is Tacoma, WA this year on the Philippine Scout Reunion and this coming year it will be in San Francisco. Hope you can join us there. Please let us know if you plans on doing a Philippine Scout impression and if we can be of help.
Was your father in law a scout or with the Philippine Army? Hope you can share some info about him here too.
The moderator Victor is on Christmas vacation in Manila but does check here.
Post by markswastate on Dec 29, 2007 14:48:18 GMT -5
Thanks for the welcome guys!
My Father in Law was assigned originally to the 1st Infantry Div PA before the war, and during the defense of Bataan was attached to the US Army. There was enough evidence/paprework of this that he was able to obtain his US Citizenship.
When my wife and I were dating I asked him one time which rifle he used during the war, and his reply was a classic.
"We used the Enfield rifle. VERRRy powerful! Killed lots of Japanese!"
Can't get a better reccomendation than that
Unfortunately to this day he does not talk much about his war experiences, and still suffers from nightmares a couple of times a week.