What about this? Bataan Defense medal? Wouldn't it be more specific to the Bataan defenders?
Hi VeeVee! In a way yes. But then, this medal "The Philippine Defense Medal" is inclusive of all Filipino and American military personel who may have been assigned or stationed in mindanao or the visayas. The Philippine Defense Medal is awarded for active service in the defense of the Philippines in World War II for the period of December 8, 1941 through June 15, 1942; meeting the following criteria:
-- Participation in any engagement against the enemy in Philippine territory, waters, or in the air over the Philippines or Philippine waters; or,
-- Assigned or stationed in Philippine territory or waters for not less than thirty days during the authorizing period.
So it's quite possible not to have been in Bataan or Corregidor and still be awarded this medal.
Last Edit: Apr 8, 2007 11:45:36 GMT -5 by RayAdillO
yes, they were all awarded to soldiers for the defense of bataan (and corregidor). presidential unit citations are for what the unit did in the defense so a soldier may not be present at the time of combat but was a member of the unit. My grandpa was a sgt. maj. (corporal and acting platoon sgt. after the outbreak of the war), of 3rd Pltn.,"L" Coy, 1st Bn., 41st Inf 41st ID, USAFFE. He received the Army defense service medal, Phil. defense ribbon, Asiatic pacific campaign medal, Phil defense medal, Army presidential unit citation w/ 2 oak leaf clusters and the phil presidential unit citation.
who was the youngest general of the filipino forces during the fil-am war?
clue: not Heneral Goyong
I know this is a little late. haha
Manuel Tinio was the youngest general...a full 2 years younger then G. del Pilar. I know a lot of Tinio fan ALWAYS bring that up. But Gregorio has always been referred to as the "Boy General" even during the war by American officers...I guess people have that confused as "claiming to be the youngest". Gregorio still looks younger IMO and he did sacrifice himself for a dying cause at an early age. Luciano San Miguel was also a youngster, he was born in the same year as G. del Pilar, 1875.
Last Edit: Jul 1, 2008 16:36:12 GMT -5 by dimasalang
Question: What place was Thermopylae (complete with native betrayal) within the Philippine context?
Yup I know korni shadong madali...
mish, thats easy. ;D Tirad Pass. The so-called traitor was Januario Galut who showed the Americans the secret trail up the mountain.
Heres a trivia question. Name the person who was involved in the downfall of Andres Bonifacio and later joined the Philippine Constabulary? Supposedly, this man was also present at Antonio Lunas assassination...but it is unproven, just rumors.
Last Edit: Jul 5, 2008 20:03:45 GMT -5 by dimasalang
True or urban legend? : Andres Bonifacio pleaded with his executioner to spare his life... on his knees. This is one historical nugget circulating among historians that I wouldn't want to get validated.