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Soldier’s Home State/Country of (military) Record or State/Country of Residence:

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Hawaii *  

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AUS- Army of the United States

BNR-Body Not Recovered

BR-Body Recovered

DOW- Died of Wounds

DSC-Distinguished Service Cross (54 recipients)

KIA-Killed in Action

MIA-Missing in Action

POW-Prisoner of War

PA Philippine Army, part of the United States.Armed Forces

PS-Philippine Scout, part of the United States Armed Forces

SWA-Seriously wounded in action by missile

USAFFE United States Armed Forces of the Far East; organized 12/1941 commanded by Gen Douglas MacArthur beginning 7/26/1941

WAS- Women’s Auxiliary Service

 

 

Units established in the United States -1st Filipino Inf Bn, 1st Filipino Inf Regt (“Laging Una”), 2nd Filipino Inf Bn, 2nd Filipino Inf Regt, 5217 Recon Bn, 5218th Recon Co and 978th Signal Service Co

Ist Recon Bn (“Come What May”)

 

 

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Arnulfo O. Labasbas 45th Inf Hq. Co (PS)

Joaquin P. Laboc Pvt Troop E 26th Cavalry PS

Rosendo (Jack) P. Labog Pvt Troop C 26th Cavalry PS from Nueva Vizcaya; born 10/30/1917; died 3/30/2009 Gardena Los Angeles Ca; SS# issued in California (wife Felicitas A. born 11/23/1924; died 6/11/2000 SS# issued California)

Phillip "Didi" Frederico Laborada born 6/26/1925; died 3/2/1999 Hilo Medical Center; buried Hawaii Veterans Cemetery; Army Tec4; civilian: retired heavy equipment operator

Maximo Labordo Sgt Troop C 26th Cavalry PS, was also in Troop A

(buried in Ft Stotsenburg are: Dariano, son died 9/9/1930, Baltazar, father died 1/20/1937, a child died 3/26/1934; buried in Clark AFB Valentina, wife died 8/5/1931)

Dominador S. Labrador, Sr. born 12/28/1924; died 3/30/2007; buried San Felipe Zambales Municipal Cemetery Navy SH2 alsoKorean War veteran

Simeon Presto Labrador ** born 9/7/1897 Philippines; died 3/3/1988; buried Ft. Rosecrans (San Diego Ca) National Cemetery; Navy Chief Cook

Vicente Labrador 1st Lt

Tomas Lacaman Navy Casualty Steward Mate from Trinidad Baguio Mountain Prov

Evaristo Lomboy Lacambra born 10/24/1914 Philippines; died 12/13/2001; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; Army 1st Sgt; civilian: retired laundry attendant

Agustin O. Lacao Cpl 57th Inf (PS) I Co

Carlos Lacara * Filipino Inf Regt

Zosimo Lachica # born 1918 Philippines POW 5/7/1942; 2/1945

Laureano La Corte Merchant Mariner POW

Fernando Lacsamana * born 5/23/1908; died 5/15/1974; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; Navy SDC; also Korean War veteran

Felino L. Lacsina Pvt Troop C 26th Cavalry PS; later Cpl; born 12/17/1916; died 9/4/2004; buried Tipo Hermosa Cemetery Dinalupihan Bataan

Artemio Lacson # POW

Ida S. Lacson # POW

Juan Bautista Regaldo "John" "Juanito" Lacson born 1/7/1904 Silay Negros Occidental, Philippines; died 11/16/1997 Santa Monica California; one of the four former PA officers to receive commissions in the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve in 12/1942; LTJG of the ship Bataan that was donated by the Philippine Commonwealth government to the USCG; founded Iloilo Maritime Academy now called the John B. Lacson Colleges Foundation (10/1948)

Mario G. Lacson # born 8/15/1926; died 6/11/1997; buried Oakhill (San Jose California) Memorial Park; Army

Romeo Geda Lacson born 9/11/1924; died 4/9/2001; buried Chapel of the Chimes Cemetery Hayward Ca; Army

Alex C. Lacuesta born 7/13/1901; died 12/20/1978; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; Army Pvt

Alfredo Ladao * born 8/10/1922 San Narciso Zambales; died 2/16/2008 Kapiolani Med Center @ Pali momi; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; Navy Petty Officer, 2nd Class, also Vietnam & Korean Wars veteran

Jose "Joe" Ladao * born 10/17/1927; died 4/17/1961; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; Pfc Army

Juan Uayan Ladao born 11’24’1911; died 6/4/2001; buried Riverside (Ca) National Cemetery Army 2nd Lt.

Sotero Z. Laddaran * enlistment 7/14/1942

Bonifacio Ladines Navy Casualty from Sampaloc Manila

Ali Ladjahasan # Pvt 1st Reconn Bn

Jalil Ladjahasan # Pvt 1st Reconn Bn

Catalino Valdez Lagadon, Jr. born 4/6/1911; died 5/30/1994; buried Barrancas National Cemetery Florida; Sgt Army; also Korean & Vietnam Wars veteran; listed 1930 Monroe Indiana census

Mariano Salud Lagadon born 12/10/1908; died 3/1/1999; buried National Memorial Cemetery Arizona; Army Pfc

Edward Lagbas * Filipino Inf Regt

Brigido Lago Navy Casualty Machinist Mate from Salinas Cavite

Benjamin Lagon WW11 Casualty Merchant Marine

Cosme Lagon * Filipino Inf Regt

Pedro Lagorda born Philippines; died 7/23/1944 Casualty; buried Cambridge National Cemetery Massachusetts Merchant Marine

Antonio G. Lagrimas born 6/13/1924; died 6/2/1997; buried Iriga Catholic Cemetery Camarines Sur Phil; Navy SD1; also Korean War Veteran

Manuel Borje Lagrimas * born 2/19/1922 Kihei Maui; died 7/1/2004 Ann Pearl Nursing Home; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; Army 1st Filipino Inf Regt; post-war: Electrical Distributors Limited retiree

Walter B. Lagrimas ** born 2/19/1912; died 1/19/1985; buried Golden Gate National Cemetery; Army SSgt 1st Reconn Bn of SF California

Mangona Lahadjahasan # Pvt 1st Reconn Bn

Chan Lai # Sgt. "Ampaw" Unit Col. Chua Sy Tiao guerrilla group

See Lak # Sgt. "Ampaw" Unit Col. Chua Sy Tiao guerrilla group

Laksima # 26th Cavalry Troop C

Alfonso Lamata 2nd Filipino Bn Co D attached to 503rd Airborne & 441st CIC detachment

Frisco Landero Navy Casualty Seaman 1c from 1873 Azcarraga Manila

Venancio Landinguin Sgt Troop F 26th Cavalry PS

Salvador Lanuza Pvt Troop F 26th Cavalry PS

Benjamin B. Lao Pfc Troop F 26th Cavalry PS

Stanley Laping * born 1923 Cebu Philippines; Army 1st Filipino Inf Regt; was in Samar campaign

Antonio Lapitan Pvt Troop F 26th Cavalry PS

Ambrocio Lappay Army Sgt Co H 2nd Inf Regt; Award: Distinguished Service Cross (for 2/17/1942)

Nicetas A. Laquihon born 3/10/1910 Philippines; died 7/5/2000; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; Army Tech5; post-war: federal barber

Eugenio G. Lara Cpt

Theodore Largo Alamo Scouts

Dionisio Larosa Navy Casualty Steward 2c from Cuenca Batangas

Leonardo C. Laurencio born 1926 Philippines

Sergio Laurente

Francisco Lava founded Hukbalahap guerrilla group w/Luis Taruc

Kojario Laxamana leader of the Provisional Battalion of Negrito Scouts

Basilio C. Layog born 5/7/1892 Iloilo; died 2/14/1945; Casualty; MIA 1st Lt (also WW1 Sgt; Co M 1st Hawaiian Inf; Co A WIRE Co Phil F Sig Bn to discharge & to re-enlist 7/31/1919; enlisted 1/24/1916; resident of Honolulu Hawaii during WW1 military service; a sakada in Hawaii)

Alberto Lazo Pvt Troop E 26th Cavalry PS

Emiliano Leano KIA 1942; 3rd Lt. 41st Sig Co USAFFE 41st Inf Div; n/k Corazon Leano Gen Tria Cavite

Daniel Laureta Ledda Col; born 7/21/1919 Balaoan, La Union; died 8/10/2007 Sacramento California; wounded in action, Death March, POW, guerilla commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army’s 12th Infantry Division (PS) until retirement 1974 (30 yrs military service), PMA 1942 Korean & Vietnam Wars veteran first Filipino-born American to attain the rank of full colonel; awards: Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Silver Star, and later received the U.S. Army Commendation Medal and the Joint U.S. Armed Forces Commendation Medal

 

Benito M. Legaspi # Casualty died 9/19/1944 Ft McKinley Philippines

Casimiro Legaspi born 1889 Philippines; enlistment 3/30/1945

Crispin Legaspi # Casualty; died 6/25/1942 Ft McKinley Philippines

Eugenio Legaspi ** born 1915 Philippines; enlistment 9/27/1945

Francisco Legaspi # Casualty; died 12/31/1944 Ft. McKinley Philippines

Jacinto B. Legaspi # Pvt Troop C 26th Cavalry PS; POW 5/7/1942; 3/26/1945

Marcos Legaspi # born 1890 Philippines; POW 5/7/1942; 2/1945

Miguel B. Legaspi # Casualty; died 5/23/1942 Ft. McKinley Philippines

Melanio Lehano * Filipino Inf Regt

Jose A. Leonor U.S. Army Europe, his son Leonardo (KIA/MIA Vietnam War)

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Peter Lerma * Filipino Inf Regt

Jude Leyson * Filipino Inf Regt

Simeon Leyson * born 6/11/1900 Philippines; died 7/1942 Casualty; Navy Torpedoman’s Mate 1c from Guadalupe Makati, Philippines

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Conrado Lianos * Filipino Inf Regt

Fortunato Liberato * Filipino Inf Regt

Patricio Licayan * Filipino Inf Regt

Rafael Licena T/Sgt 1st Reconn Bn

Gaudencio Licerio Sr. POW; Staff Sgt Co A 57th Inf Regt (PS); Award: Distinguished Service Cross (for 3/28/1942 Bataan Anyasen Point Battle, then Sgt); also a Korean War veteran where he was SWA by a missile on 3/19/1951; returned to duty

Ong Ko Lim # Ltc. "Ampaw" Unit Col. Chua Sy Tiao guerrilla group

Vicente P. Lim # Brig Gen born 1889 Calamba Laguna; Casualty; died 12/ 31/1944; Chief of Staff Phil Army; 41st Phil Division Commander Defense of Bataan; top-ranking Filipino under Gen Douglas MacArthur; Bataan Death March survivor; guerrilla leader; captured 1944; POW imprisoned @ Ft Santiago & Bilibid prison; beheaded w/ Col Antonio Escoda;; Awards: Legion of Merit; Purple Heart; 1st Filipino West Point grad (1914); 2nd Lt WW1; author of "The letters of General Vicente Lim (1938-1942)" famous quotation "To inspire and to lead"; n/k Fr. Patricio Lim 616 Vito Cruz

Uy Lim # Cpl "Ampaw" Unit Col. Chua Sy Tiao guerrilla group

Joseph Limbago * Filipino Inf Regt

Doroteo Limcolioc Navy Casualty Seaman 2c from 2263 Juan Luna Manila

Graciano Limon Pfc Troop E 26th Cavalry PS

Kaw Lin # Lt. "Ampaw" Unit Col. Chua Sy Tiao guerrilla group

Carlos Riego Linayao born 6/29/1923 Philippines; died 7/4/2006 San Diego; buried Green wood Memorial Park, Garden of Tribute postwar: USN retiree, also Vietnam War veteran

Frank Linogon * Filipino Inf Regt

Mario Valderrama Litonjua Navy 5/1941-4/1946; post-war: civilian employee Army in Seattle Washington; member of the (16) Pangilinan naturalization respondents

Ang Liong # Lt. "Ampaw" Unit Col. Chua Sy Tiao guerrilla group

Manuel Pineda Lising born Philippines; died 3/2/1943 Casualty Merchant Marine ship- Meriwether Lewis; Cook; residence NY

Romeo Lising Casualty

Au Yong Lit # Lt. "Ampaw" Unit Col. Chua Sy Tiao guerrilla group

Cua Lit # Sgt. "Ampaw" Unit Col. Chua Sy Tiao guerrilla group

Tan Lit # Sgt. "Ampaw" Unit Col. Chua Sy Tiao guerrilla group

Liberato E. Litaua Lt. Col. later full Colonel 23rd Inf Regimental Commander USAFFE

Santos Llalen Navy Casualty Mess Attendant 1c from San Enrique Passi Iloilo

Simeon Llanes born 2/18/1898 Philippines; died 7/10/1942 Casualty MIA; POW; Navy Coxswain; SS# issued Hawaii

Alejandro Llanto Cpl 191st MP Co (PS)

Alberto Samuel Llorente Army; guerrilla

Abdon Llorente Cpt 1st Filipino Inf Regt commander of Co C 1st Battalion

Virgilio Lobregat guerrilla spy; Casualty, POW Ft. Santiago; executed 8/28/1944; prewar: star athlete; football player; sugar planter

 

Macario Lomenario Pvt Troop C 26th Cavalry PS; MIA 03/31/1946

Marciano Lomibao Navy Casualty Officer’s Steward 2c from Buenlag Bimaley Pangasinan

John Lopes * Filipino Inf Regt

Agustin Lopez * born 8/28/1895 Philippines; died 10.1943 Casualty; Navy Steward 2c resident of 843 Lepanto, Sampaloc Manila

Apolonio Etrata Lopez

Arthur G. Lopez # Sgt 1st Reconn Bn of Pasuquin Ilocos Norte Philippines

Manuel Lopez born Philippines died 7/11/1942 Casualty; ship- Stanvac Palembang Merchant Marine O.S.

Pedro Aquino Lopez * born 2/5/1901 Philippines; died 3/1942 Casualty; Navy Steward 1c of 1297 Dos Castillias Sampaloc, Manila

Ricardo M. Lopez Pfc Troop E 26th Cavalry PS

Salvador P. Lopez # 1st Lt

Vicente Lopez General of the United States-Chinese Volunteers in the Philippines Source: www.lawphil.net/judjuris/juri1959/mar1959/gr_l-12944_1959.html Philippine Supreme Court G.R. No. L-12944 3/30/1959 Maria Natividad Vda. (Chiat Bee Tan) De Tan vs. Veterans Backpay Commission, also check Col Chua Sy Tiao

Albert Lorenzo * Filipino Inf Regt

Tharias Lorico * Filipino Inf Regt

Zody Leyritania Los Banes born Philippines; died 1/10/1943 Casualty Argonaut SS-166 sunk near Rabaul; Navy Mess Attendant 1c from Lambunao, Iloilo

Alfred "Freddie" Los Banos * born 5/16/1923; died 8/31/1999 St. Francis-West Hospital; buried @ Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; Sgt; 1st Filipino Inf Reg; sent to the Philippines; fought in Samar & Leyte; also a Korean War veteran; shot by a sniper in Korea(1950); one of the founders of the Disabled American Veterans Hawaii Chapter; an organizer of the Military Purple Heart Hawaii Chapter; was appointed by Pres. Clinton to the American Battles Monument Commission in 1994; Veterans Adm counselor; a tireless & passionate lobbyist & advocate for veterans rights, despite disabilities suffered when he became paralyzed & both legs below the knees were amputated. Award: Purple Heart

Allan Los Banos * born 5/14/1921(twin of Bernard); died 3/29/1999; saw action in Guadalcanal; posr war: Retired Air Force Colonel; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific worked for Honolulu Motor Vehicle Dept; also a Korean & Vietnam Wars veteran

Bernard Los Banos * born 5/14/1921 (twin of Allan) saw action in Guadalcanal

Domingo Los Banos, Jr * born Kauai, Hawaii Sgt 1st Filipino Inf Regt sent to the Philippines; fought in Samar & Leyte known as the Chaplain; post war: soldier’s advocate; chaplain of Post 1572 Veterans of Foreign Wars 1st & 2nd Filipino Inf Regt Hawaii Chapter; 1st Pilipino Hawaii Public Schools Superintendent (Leeward Schools); docent @ Waipahu Plantation Village; assistant producer & advisor of the movie "An Untold Triumph" of the Filipino Inf Regt

Notes: The five Los Banos Brothers war veterans: Domingo is one of the four brothers (Alfred; twins-Allan & Bernard) who served & survived WW11; Charles the 5th brother served in the Vietnam & KoreanWars (four brothers served in WW11; three brothers served in the Korean War and two brothers served in the Vietnam War! )

Nick Lozada born 1920; died died on 3/6/09 in American Canyon, CA; 45th Inf (PS) 3rd Bn; survived the Pantigan River bed massacre during the surrender on Bataan.

Emilio Quezon Luat * born 4/10/1923; died 11/25/1992; buried National Mem Cemetery of the Pacific; Army Sfc

William Quezon Luat * born 4/29/1925; died 11/21/1990; buried National Mem Cemetery of the Pacific Army Pfc

Hilario L. Lubendino *** 1st Reconn Bn Cpl 1st Reconn Bn address Osburn Hotel Eugene Orgon

Santos Dumlao Lucas Navy Casualty Steward 3c from Laoag Ilocos Norte

Cayetano V. Lucero Pvt Troop F 26th Cavalry PS

Teodulo Gallardo Luciano born Philippines; died 2/7/1943 Casualty ship-Robert E. Hopkins; Merchant Marine O.S; from Quezon City Philippines

Larry Lamorian Luis, Sr. * born 9/26/1926 Puunene, Hawaii; died 8/26/2002; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; Army Pvt; postwar: retired Naval Base police commander; security Armor Hawaii employee

Mariano dela Cruz Luiz * born 8/26/1912 Olaa Hawaii; died 3/16/2000 Waipahu, Honolulu Hawaii; buried Nat Cemetery of the Pacific; Army Sgt; postwar: retired federal police officer (last name origin Luis of Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines)

Monico Bale Luis, Sr. ** born 5/4/1904 Laoag, Ilocos Norte died 7/9/1989 Waipahu, Hawaii. buried Golden Gate National Cemetery California; Tec Sgt Army 2nd Filipino Infantry also student/pensionado by the U.S. colonial gov’t in the Philippines in California & later a sakada in Hawaii;

Federico Lumbre Lt. Col. Bataan guerrilla

Antonio N. Lumio 45th Death March; POW, Casualty died 5/14/1942 Camp O’Donnell of malaria; Inf (PS) L Co Sgt; from Capiz

Fernando Gebago Luna died 11/2/1942 Casualty Merchant Marine; Cook; ship-Chicksaw City/Zaandam; from Bulan Sorsogon

Francisco Luna

Jose Lupa* born 3/19/1901 Philippines; died 3/1/1942 Navy Casualty; USS Houston CA-30; Musician from Imus Cavite; other notation: Navy Steward 2c of Bancaan Naic, Cavite

Rosendo Luna MSgt 14th Engrs Bn C Co.(PS)

Teofilo Luna Navy Casualty Cook 2c from Gasan Marinduque

Vic Luna Col Casualty USAFFE

Domingo Lutao * Filipino Inf Regt

Weapons

There are many types of weapons
But the ones that hurt the most
Are the weapons made of memories
And the deadly midnight ghost
Not all wounds are red and bloody
There are wounds that touch the mind
These are wounds that always fester
They're the never healing kind
Why are we who've done our duty
Plagued by wounds that never heal
Made by weapons of our memories
Which are worse than lead and steel

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