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

California **

Hawaii *  

Oregon ***

Washington****

Philippines #

 

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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Mariano Paac 1st Sgt Army MIA 8/101942

 

Felix B. Paalan Pvt Army MIA 1/16/1942

 

Vicente Paalan Pfc Army MIA 4/28/1942

 

Flaviano Paano Pvt Army MIA 5/19/1942

 

Filimeno Paas * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Antonio Pabalate Sgt Army MIA 7/41942

 

Juan Pabalate Cpl Army MIA 1/30/1942

 

Pedro Pabalate Cpl Army MIA 8/8/1942

 

Miguel Pabilloren Cpl Army MIA 6/22/1942

 

Juan Pabiz Cpl Army MIA 5/11/1942

 

Segundo Pablo Sgt Army MIA 6/19/1942

 

Raymondo Paborian Pvt Army MIA 5/21/1942

 

Juan Pabustan Pfc Army MIA 6/7/1942

 

Timoteo Pacada Cpl Army MIA 4/7/1942

 

Juan Pacis Alamo Scouts

 

Felipe Packing Navy Casualty Cook 1c from Candon Ilocos Sur

 

Agrifino Pacleb * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Francisco Paculanan MIA 5/27/1942 Army Sgt

 

Leonido Paculanan MIA 5/22/1942 Army Pvt

 

Maximino Paddit MIA 1/25/1942 Army Pfc

 

Elareo Padilla* Filipino Inf Regt

 

Felix Padilla # born 2/21/1920 Philippines; died 6/22/2006; buried Memory Gardens Cemetery Concord; Army, PS; postwar: retired Sfc; resident of Pittsburg Ca for 41 yrs

 

Juanito Padilla Navy Casualty Ship’s Cook 1c from Candon Ilocos Sur

 

Francisco Padin * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Salvador Molar Padrique Merchant Marine Utility; Casualty 11/12/1944 Ship-Alexander Majors; from Leyte Philippines

 

Cipriano Pagaduan MIA 4/30/1942 Pfc

 

Martin Pagaduan MIA 6/3/1942

 

Jose Pagala * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Facundo Pagarra MIA 7/30/1942 Army Pvt

 

Crisanto Pagayonan MIA 7/6/1942 Army Pfc

 

Justine J. Pagdilao * born 4/13/1925; died 4/28/1990; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; Navy S1

 

Louis P. Pagdilao ** born 6/9/1909; died 1/10/1998; buried Holy Cross (Culver Ca) Cemetery; Army Pfc

 

Roland Pagdilao * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Teresa Paginado, nurse treated soldiers

 

Hilario Paglinawan** born 1/14/1900 Philippines; died 9/18/1958; buried Ft Rosecrans Nat. Cemetery; Navy SDC

 

Rafael O. Paglinawan** born 10/24/1908; died 12/16/1996; buried: All Souls Cemetery Long Beach Ca

 

Teodoro V. Paglinawan # born 12/8/1918; died 4/19/2005; buried San Fernando Mission Cemetery Mission Hills Ca Philippine Army

 

Jesus T. Pagorogon MIA 3/31/1946 Army Pvt

 

Rafael Pagsulingan MIA 1/23/1942 Army Cpl

 

Tomas Pagtolon-an MIA 5/25/1942 Army Pvt

 

Mariano E. Paguirigan MIA 6/10/1942 Army Cpl

 

Juan Pagulayan MIA 5/9/1942 Army Sgt

 

Silverio Pagulong MIA 1/19/1942 Army Cpl

 

Leandro Pagurayan * enlistment

 

Domingo Pahanginan MIA 6/20/1942 Army Pfc

 

Esfredo Pahed MIA 6/10/1942 Army Pvt

 

Juan Pajarillo * enlistment

 

Juan Pajota # Cpt Guerilla Forces, on 1/30/1945 provided the military intelligence & support for the 100 members of the 6th Ranger Bn in the raid on the Cabanatuan (Phil) POW camp of 511 Americans with the help of Pilipino guerillas and civilians The Great Raid movie starring Pilipino actor Cesar Montano as Cpt Juan Pajota; Benj Pratt as Lt. Col Henry Mucci and James Franco as Cpt Robert Prince was based in this daring rescue. Lt. Col Mucci and Cpt Prince received Medal of Honor. Forgive me, for awarding Captain Juan Pajota top billing in this website although, he did not receive any MOH. Now, probably you could understand my sentiments in creating this website.

Source of info about the raid: On Distant Shore Val G. Abelgas “The Great Hope” Pinoy Today 5/29/2008

 

Emilio Palabay MIA 6/21/1942 Army Sgt

 

Joseph Palacat * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Nicolas Palaspas born Philippines; Merchant Marine messman Casualty 5/24/1943 Ship- Stanvac Manila

 

Fernando M. Palazo **** born 1/16/1921 Philippines; died 3/19/2003 VA Med Cntr Oregon; buried Arlington Nat Cem; also serve Korean War post war: retired after 20 yrs of service

 

Stephen Paling * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Angel Palma died 7/14/1942 Ft. McKinley; Casualty

 

Benjamin Palma died 3/11/1943 Ft. McKinley Casualty

 

Geronimo Palma born Philippines; POW 5/7/1942

 

Nestor Palma

 

Pedro R. Palma born Philippines; POW; 5/7/1942; 3/11/1945

 

Rodolfo Palma # Death March; postwar: Dean of Law School, UP

 

Joaquin Pama * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Miguel L. Pamaran MIA 5/25/1942 Army Pvt

 

Liborio Pambid MIA 5/8/1942 Army Pvt

 

Roman Pambid MIA 2/7/1942 Army Cpl

 

Jose T. Pamintuan MIA 4/17/1942 Army Pvt

 

Ramon Pamintuan ON NOV. 12, 2005 at a gathering on the Ateneo de Manila University campus at Loyola Heights, Quezon City, 15 men will be enshrined in the Ateneo Heroes Memorial. Among the deceased honorees are those who fought in Bataan and walked the Death March -- Antonio Vinluan, Philip Buencamino, Antonio Nieva, Ramon Pamintuan, Oscar Coscolluela and Ramon Diaz, who was tortured by the Japanese for being a member of an intelligence cell that relayed information about the Japanese to the Americans in Australia through the interned Jesuits. Source: http://news.inq7.net/nation/index.php?index=1&story_id=54434

 

Alfredo Pampanga MIA 6/25/1942 Cpl Army

 

Rudy Panaglima

 

Juan Panalagao MIA 12/15/1944 Army Cpl

 

Francisco Panaligan MIA 7/3/1942 Army Tec5

 

Jose Lopez Panelo Navy Casualty Machinist’s Mate 3c from 908 Economia St. Sampaloc Manila

 

Candido Panerio * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Larry Pangan # Death March, POW PS Heritage Society, Pres

 

Edilberto Panganiban * born 3/22/1899 Philippines; died 3/1/1942 USS Houston CA-30; Navy Casualty; Musician 1c rom Rosario Cavite

 

Alfredo N. Pangusan MIA 7/14/1942 Army Pfc

 

Jay Panlilio # (also known as Jay Marking) guerrilla

 

Juan Panopio Cpt

 

Stanley R. Papada ** born 1913 Philippines; enlistment 5/23/1944 San Pedro Ca

 

 Felix Papina * born 5/8/1901 Philippines; died 6/1942; POW/Casualty; Navy Mess Attendant 1c from Guinobatan, Albay

 

Cirilo Parangan MIA 9/27/1942 Army Pvt

 

Zacarias Parangan MIA 9/27/1942 Army Pvt

 

Menandro Parazo # Cpt 26th Cavalry Troop C then moved to Hdqtrs in 4/1941, PS POW Camp O’Donnell & Ft. Santiago Intramuros Manila; native of Gerona Tarlac; joined the Army 1941 Source:Cpt. Menandro Parazo to Maria Elizabeth Embry e-mails & phone conversation 6/4/2004

 

Jose Panis Parcero Navy Casualty Seaman 2c from J. Castaneda Imus Cavite

 

Luisa Dequina Parcon guerrilla spy 

 

Santiago Paringit MIA 3/31/1946 Army Pvt

 

Mona Parpana intelligence officer; guerrilla served as contact bet. Lt. Col Edwin Ramsey & Brig Gen Manuel Roxas (later, Pres of the Philippines)

 

Salvadore Balanque Parrocha ** born 10/14/1905 Philippines; died 1/4/1959 Fresno; buried Tulare Ca

 

Antonio Pasco * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Wiliam Pasco * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Florentino Pascua * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Santos Pascua * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Segundo Pascua * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Amrafel Duldulao Pascual ** born 3/13/1913; died 11/1/1981; buried Tulare Ca

 

Pasoquen Marcelino * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Generosa Paspe, nurse treated soldiers

 

Anastacio “Jimmy Patacsil” * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Norberto G. Patacsil MIA 7/18/1942 Army Sgt

 

Gaspar Pataueg MIA 6/22/1942 Army Pfc

 

Patricio O. Patolot MIA 3/31/1946 Army Pfc

 

Nelson Patria * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Salvacion Jesena Patrimonio guerrilla spy 

 

Apolonio Pauig MIA 4/28/1942 Army Cpl

 

Alfred Pave * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Tranquilino Pavo * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Damian Pavon Casualty @ 26 yrs of age; small boat sunk while escaping from Corregidor

Lim Tan Pee # Sgt.  “Ampaw” Unit Col. Chua Sy Tiao guerrilla group

Juan C. Pegueros Navy Casualty Officer’s Steward 3c from Cablay Bolinao Pangasinan

David Pelayo Lt

Gabriel Pena Navy Casualty Seaman from Candelaria Tayabas

Leonardo Pena # born 1919 Philippines; Death March

 

Nicanor Cruz Pena Merchant Marine oiler POW ship Malama was bombed 1/1/1942; released

 

Bonifacio Penaflor # born 1919 Philippines; died 8/12/1942 Ft Wm McKinley Casualty; Philippines Army Pvt; enlistment 2/18/1941

 

Caesar Ruiz Penaflor, Sr born 10/7/1925 Philippines; died 2/24/1990 San Francisco California; buried Golden Gate National Cemetery; SD2 Navy, also Vietnam War veteran

 

Donato Jenenez Penaflor born 7/12/1909 Philippines; died 3/4/1996 San Bernardino California; buried Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery; SDC Navy; also Korean War

 

Eleuterio Penarubia ** born 2/20/1922 died 7/13/2001; buried Riverside Nat. Cemetery; Navy RM1

 

Mateo Penawin Navy Casualty Cook 2c from Bauan Batangas

So Peng # Sgt. “Ampaw” Unit Col. Chua Sy Tiao guerrilla group

Romulo Pepito MIA 6/7/1942 Army Cpl

Tesalonico M. Pepito 1st Filipino Battalion H Co

 

Victorino Pepito MIA 12/22/1941 Cpl

 

Natividad Kasilag Peralta organized WAS in Capiz & Iloilo; Award:  Degree of Legionnaire, Philippine Legion of Honor

 

Macario Peralta, Jr # Major (PA); then Philippine Guerrilla Forces Col.6th Military District Panay Philippines Award: Distinguished Service Cross (for 5/8/1943-8/6/1943 Panay)

 

Benjamin Perdido 2nd Lt. (PS) Award: Distinguished Service Cross (12/14/1941-5/13/1942)

 

Francisco Perez guerrilla with Matute Combat Regt Bulacan Military Area of Gen Alejo Santos

 

Mauro Perez POW; Navy Coxswain; resident of Juan De Leon St. Iloilo Philippines

 

Guillermo “Gil” Perla born 1921 Philippines; Death March; guerrilla;12th Signal Corps PS, retired Air Force; also Korean War veteran; Sacramento Ca resident

 

Edward Pesibry Merchant Marine A.B.Casualty 8/3/1943 ship -Yankee Arrow; from Naipiatn, Nabua Philippines

 

L. Picar Lt

 

Federico Pilapil MIA 3/31/1946 Army Pvt

 

Jose Pilapil MIA 12/31/1944 Army Tec4

 

Jose Pilar MIA 1/2/1942 Army Pfc

 

Julian Pilar MSgt 1st Reconn Bn

 

Mariano F. Pilar # Bacarra Ilocos Sur Cpl 1st Reconn Bn

 

Mark Q. Pilarca

 

Utique Pilicilda Merchant Marine Casualty 2/19/1942; utility ship- Pan Massachusetts; from Manila Philippines

 

Lorenzo U. Pimentel # San Fernando La Union Sgt 1st Reconn Bn

 

Apolonio Pineda Navy Casualty Officer’s Steward 3c from 148 R. Basa St. San Antonio Cavite

 

James Pineda * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Vicente Pinuela Army Sgt arr. Mindoro, Philippines via submarine USS Narwhal on 10/23/1943 w/ Cpt Ricardo C. Galang & Sgt Benjamin Harder

 

Santiago Piscusa * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Pivorano guerrilla; Casualty POW Ft. Santiago; executed 8/28/1944

 

Alvin Planas * born 12/4/1920; died 6/8/1984; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; Army 1LT 100th Bn/442; name in the monument downtown Los Angeles Temple/Alameda Sts panel 12A, 31 Row; Awards: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Distinguished Unit Badge, Combat Infantryman Badge; also Korean War veteran; suffered injury 7/29/1951 in North Korea; returned to duty; 38th Inf Regt 2nd Div Purple Heart

 

Isidor Zafra Plarisan** born 5/15/1901 Minglanilla, Cebu; died 9/21/2000 Madison Yolo Ca; buried Capay Cemetery; Navy post war resident of Yolo for 55 yrs

 

Sebastian Plasides * Navy Cook1 also WW1 Hawaiian Inf

 

Deliner Plunkett * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Eugene Patron Poblacion Merchant Marine Casualty 11/4/1942 ship-Wm Clark utility; resident of Manial Philippines

Bernardo Poblete born Minalin Pampanga; founded 1/1/1942 Hukbalahap guerrillas

Jose Poblete Maj.  also known as Jose Banal) Pampanga Hukbalahap

Tan Pok # Lt. “Ampaw” Unit Col. Chua Sy Tiao guerrilla group

 Ching Pong # Sgt. “Ampaw” Unit Col. Chua Sy Tiao guerrilla group

Cecilio Pontanilla * born 10/13/1895 Philippines; died 8/1942 Navy Casualty; Officer’s Steward 1c from Rosario Cavite

 

“Pop” Pilipino Cook Source: http://www.nps.gov/archive/wapa/indepth/extContent/usmc/pcn-190-003140-00/index.htm

From Shanghai to Corregidor: Marines in the Defense of the Philippines by J. Michael Miller

Mess Sergeant Milton T. Larios, Corporal Earl C. Dodson, and a Filipino cook named "Pop" were preparing rations for the Marines still in the Cavite Navy Yard when the air-raid siren went off. Larios shouted, "Let's get this meat off the fire," and tried to load the beef into a nearby garbage can when the bombs hit. Corporal Dodson remembered running until hearing the whistle of the bombs coming down and then fell to the ground. Explosions covered him with dirt and debris but he escaped the blast unhurt. He ran back to the mess area where he found Larios dead and "Pop" dying. He carried the bleeding Filipino to a collection point where 15 wounded Americans and Filipinos were lying together.

(Notes by Maria Embry-another mission of this website to be inclusive in listing all Pilipinos who served or died for the defense of the Philippines during WW11. Many remained nameless, truly their names are only known to God)

 

Damien Maraya Portillo * born 9/27/1896 Palo Leyte Phil died 12/7/1941 Pearl Harbor Casualty Navy SC1c aboard USS Pennsylvania BB-38 Battleship, also a WW1 veteran, Sup Sgt, Hawaiian Inf

 

Candido Pranco born Philippines; POW Casualty; Navy Steward 1c; resident of 68 Bambang Est Sanat Cruz Manila Philippines

 

Anacleto Prodigalidad Navy Casualty Seaman 2c from Rosario Cavite

 

Angelino Prosbitero * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Agustin Prudenciado Cpt Casualty

 

Paulino Prudente born Philippines; POW Casualty died 1942; Navy Coxswain; residence 90 A. Mabini St Caloocan Rizal

 

Teodorico S. Puig MIA 5/29/1942 Army Sgt

 

Pablo M. Pulcarpio # born 6/30/1916 Magalang Philippines; died 10/2/2005; buried Tracy California; Philippine Army; postwar: auto mechanic

 

Jose Puma * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Bonifacio Gaddi Punla born 10/30/1912 Philippines; died 8/26/2007; buried Masantol (Pampanga) Catholic Cemetery; POW Army 1st Lt

 

Crispino Punla MIA 12/31/1944 Army TEC4

 

Gregorio Punla born Philippines MIA 6/16/1942 Army Sgt

 

Macario Punla # born Philippines POW

 

Leon Flores Punsalan born San Simon Pampanga died 10/4/2001; Lt. Col. West Point (1936) Master’s MIT Mech Engr; invented & patented a rifle cartridge ejector credited with saving servicemen’s lives during WW11 (Source: Virginia Senate Joint Resolution # 154 1/18/2002); commander of 1st Battalion 1st Filipino Inf Regt; aide to Gen. McArthur

 

Juanito P. Purog MIA 5/29/1942 Army Pvt

 

Antonio Purugganan MIA 10/4/1943 Sgt Army

 

Ramon Purugganan MIA 4/26/1942 Army MSgt

 

Quirino Puzon * Filipino Inf Regt

 

BESIDE THE TRAIL
By Robert N. Herriott

Second Marine Raider Battalion
Dedicated to the boys who fell on Guadalcanal

A clearing has been made beside that twisting trail.
A Raider rests in peace as his ship for home sets sail.
Each passing pair of eyes now lowered in sorrow,
Reaps vengeance as evening gives promise of tomorrow.

That rugged cross, native made, may it be
A token of remembrance, their ever humble Fee
There it stands in a far off tropic Land
A monument placed within God's helping hand.

To you, pal, a prayer from those now weary hearts
How true we knew the best of men must part.
For-ever, undisturbed, you so peacefully sleep
On our honor roll your name we proudly keep.

You, mother, raise your head and wipe away each tear.
Never once to us did your son betray a sign of fear.
We know that you will bravely face your loss, serene,
Know that to us your dear son was a true Marine.

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