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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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Natalio Dahab Tabaco # born 7/27/1918 Taloto Tagbilaran Bohol; died 12/8/2007 Long Island New York; buried Pinelawn Memorial Park; drafted 1941

 

Leon Tabaniag * born 1924 Philippines

 

Agapito Saragella Tabenera born Bato Leyte Philippines; died 11/2/1942 Merchant Marine Casualty; cook ship-Swiftsure/Zaandam

 

Valentin Nacion Tabios born 12/15/1918 Philippines; died 5/6/2004; buried Ilagan Isabela Cemetery Philippines, Army Pvt

 

Filomeno B. Tadena born 1916; died 1962; hero of Besang Pass; post-war: Mayor of Santo Domingo Ilocos Sur 1948-1962; father of Mayor Floro “Butch” Tadena

 

Felomino Taduran born 1942 Philippines; died 4/20/1942; Merchant Marine Casualty O.S. ship-Chenango

 

Mamerto Tagana * born 5/28/1902; died 2/1945; Navy Casualty; Cook 3c of #2226 Harran, Interior 25, Paco, Manila

 

Elpidio Tagatac Navy Casualty Steward 1c#2 P. Gomez St. Laoag Ilocos Norte

 

Eutiquiano P. Taguba # 12/8/1906 Philippines-9/8/1997 Hawaii, Sgt 45th Inf PS Death March POW; released from Camp O’Donnell 6/6/1942; Awards: Bronze Star, POW Medal

 

Hermojeno Taguba CPL 26th Cavalry Death March POW Camp O’Donnell; released 6/6/1942

 

Tomas Taguba # born in Cagayan; Battle of Bataan; Death March; MIA 45th Inf PS father of General Antonio Taguba, author of the famous Iraq War’s Taguba Report.

 

Vincent Tagupa * born 3/23/1921; died 3/3/2000; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; Army Pfc

 

John Tagupa * born 1/17/1927; died 4/20/2001 El Paso Tx; Army Sgt

 

Victor Javier Talam Navy Casualty Seaman 2c from 1340 Gov Forbes Sampaloc Manila

 

Teodoro M. Taluban # Tayum Abra Philippines; TSgt 1st Reconn Bn

 

Chiat Bee Tan, # also known as Lian Lay Tan, died 4/4/1945 Casualty battle of Ipo Dam Rizal Philippines; a Chinese national Lt 1st Regt  of the “U.S. Chinese Volunteers in the Philippines, guerrilla organization recognized by the U.S. Army” 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. De Tan vs. Veterans Backpay Commission “That on February 13, 1957, the respondent Veterans Back Pay Commission, through its Secretary & Chief of Office Staff, made a formal reply to the aforesaid claim of the herein petitioner denying her request on the ground that aliens are not entitled to back pay”The decision appealed from should be, and hereby is, affirmed.”

(Notes by M. E. Embry- a very interesting case; also check Col Chua Sy Tiao & Vicente Lopez)

 

Clinton C. Tan # Maj Executive Officer“Ampaw” guerrilla unit of Col Chua Sy Tiao

 

Fernando Tan # died 1942; KIA Casualty Distinguished Service Cross

 

Leoncio Tan

 

Marcelino Tan Cpt

 

Tanabe

 

Ramon Taniega Navy Casualty MIA 3/1/1942 Cook 2c from 47 G. Mascardo St. Cavite

 

Miguel Taoy Filipino Regt

 

Francisco Tapia Navy Casualty 4/15/1942 MIA; NSEA from Tayabas Philippines

 

Luis Poblete Taruc born 6/21/1913 San Luis, Pampanga, Philippines; died 5/4/2005 of heart attack St Luke’s Hospital Q.C. Philippines; led the Hukbong Bayan Laban sa Mga Hapon/Hukbalahap (People’s Army Against the Japanese) in fierce guerrilla operations against the Japanese; prewar:1935 member of the Communist Party of the Philippines; postwar led the Hukbalahaps in resisting Pres. Manuel Roxas’s government; elected to the House of Representatives, but not allowed to take seat; opposed U.S. parity rights in the Philippines; surrendered in 1954 thru Ninoy Aquino’s negotiations; sentenced to 12 yrs in prison; continued to work for agrarian reforms after prison release until his death in 2005; (father of Dr. Romeo B. Taruc member Board of Directors Land Bank of the Phil)

 

Joe Taton, Sr 57th Inf (PS) Hq Co

Cheng Te # Lt. “Ampaw” Unit Col. Chua Sy Tiao guerrilla group

Florentino Jordan Techico, Sr MD Major USAFFE Medical Corps (Philippine Commonwealth Army) 11/26/1941 to June 30, 1946; born 2/16/1911 Masantol, Pampanga; died 10/23/1966; Bataan Campaign 12/31/1941 to 4/9/1942; wounded in action Limay Bataan; Death March & POW Camp O’Donnell 4/10/1942 to 6/30/1942; guerilla 11/25/1943 to 4/15/1945; inducted to USAFFE 11/26/1945 Maj Schwartz & C.W. Folsom; promoted from 1st Lt to Capt 3/15/1942 by Brig Gen Mateo Capinpin, later promoted to Major Chief of Medical Services 11/25/1943 ; Positions: Bn Surgeon of 3rd Bn 23rd Inf Regt 21st Division; UST Medical School grad; son of Francisco Fajardo & Cayetana (Jordan) husband of Ester Reyes Moreno married 10/4/1941 Manila Philippines; Source: Special Order #272 listed reserve officers called to an extended tour of active duty effective11/22/1941 with payrate of 2,220.00 per annum & assigned to the Army Medical School Camp Murphy Quezon City (copy provided to M.E. Embry on 10/25/2009 by Ms. MaryAnn Liebensberger, daughter of Dr. Florentino Techico; Source: sworn affidavit dated 3/16/1947 by Vice Miniter Tai Kui Sing of Overseas Dept of War Council Nanking China admin of Gen Chang Kai-shek declaring that brothers Dr Floreitino 7 Atty Techico together w/ Atty Segundo s. Gonzales were instrumental in saving his life during Japanese occupation and also in rescuing him during the Liberation

Jordan Techico Atty. Lt Col (brother of Dr Florentino) 1st Inf Regt

Ng Tee # Capt. “Ampaw” Unit Col. Chua Sy Tiao guerrilla group

One Lian Tee # Lt. “Ampaw” Unit Col. Chua Sy Tiao guerrilla group

Alfredo Santos Tejada * born 11/14/1909; died 5/20/1989; buried Golden Gate National Cemetery; Army Pfc

Bonifacio Basilio Tejada born 7/4/1907 Philippines; died 6/17/1983; buried Riverside (Ca) National Cemetery; Army Pfc

Joaquin Tejada born 1927 Philippines

Jose Padilla Tejada born 11/25/1924; died 11/30/1197; buried Tayug Pangasinan Municipal Cemetery; Navy

Moses Tejada * Filipino Inf Regt; police Cpt

Rosendo Tejada * Filipino Inf Regt

 

John Terredanio * enlistment

 

Melecio Teres born Philippines; died 6/17/1944; buried Florence National Cemetery South Carolina; Merchant Marine Casualty

 

Silvino Testa born Philippines POW died 1942; buried Philippines; Navy Mess Attendant 1c of Macato Capiz

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

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

Chua Sy Tiao # also known as Tomas Commanding Officer of the “Ampaw” Unit A Pilipino Chinese guerrilla underground group posing as ampaw (puffed rice) vendors credited for gathering intelligence & collecting food & supplies to aid the group known as the Marking (Col Agustin Marking)  guerrilla fighters operating in Manila, Rizal & Laguna; the Ampaw group was later attached to the US 43rd Inf Div.; Col (Ret) Frank B. Quesada wrote abt their deeds Source: http://www.newsflash.org/2004/02/hl/hl100564.htm also check Vicente Lopez & Chiat Bee Tan

 

Crescencio V. “Chris” Tibus born 4/19/1919 Philippines; died 1/24/1998 Mystic Connecticut recruited for the Navy in 1944 w/ 4 other guerrillas

Robert Tiongson # Major “Ampaw” Unit Col. Chua Sy Tiao guerrilla group

Loserio Tiro * Filipino Inf Regt

Tom Tirona

Sidney J. Tison Alamo Scouts

Eleuterio Titular Navy Casualty Seaman 1c from 1201 Narra St Tondo Manila

 

Rufino Tobosa * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Pacita “Pacing” Todtod (Bobadilla) **CIVILIAN Casualty born 1920 Philippines; Miss Philippines 1939 Golden Gate International Exposition; Pres. Filipino Community of Santa Clara County, 1942  who lead the Pilipino community in 1942 sending a  letter to Henry Stimson U.S. Secretary of  War  to allow Pilipinos to serve in WW11 U.S. military. This led to the formation of the 1st & 2nd Fil Inf. Post war: Holywood actress; wife of Epifanio “Robert” C. Bobadilla

http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2005/05/25/DDG2RCTEB51.DTL

Notes: although she did not serve in the military, the list of Filipino Regt personnel is incomplete without Pacita Todtod’s name in our website

 

Cenon B.  Togade ** born 4/12/1913 Philippines; died 5/4/1991; enlistment 4/7/1942 LA Ca

 

Jimmy Togadi * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Cipriano Toledo * enlistment

 

Manuel Tolentino * Filipino Inf Regt

 

Aniano F. Tondag born 1922 Philippines; enlisted 10/17/1944

Chang Too # Sgt. “Ampaw” Unit Col. Chua Sy Tiao guerrilla group

Florentino Toribio* Filipino Inf Regt

Isabelo Torio, M.D. 26th Calvalry (PS)

Victorino Torrate * Filipino Inf Regt

Ricardo Hojilla Torrecarion # born 9/23/1923 Philippines; died 9/23/1997; buried Ft Rosecrans (San Diego Ca) National Cemetery; recruited for the Navy in 1944 w/ 4 other guerrillas; also Korean & Vietnam Wars veteran post-war Navy retiree

Sofronio O. Torrefiel # born 3/11/1916; died 4/18/2004; buried San Joaquin Valley Nat. Cemetery; 2LT Philippine Army

Terry Trocio Sgt 1st Reconn Bn

H.B. Tuazon #

Galo Drilon Tubac born 10/16/1916 Negros Oriental Philippines; died 4/3/2006 Colorado Springs Colorado; Defense of Corregidor; PS POW (5/7/1942-12/9/1942); also Korean & VietnamWars veteran; retired as MSgt. Awards: Bronze Stars (3), Distinguished Unit Badge, WW11 Victory Medal, Philippine Independence Medal, Korean Service, Korean Defense Medal, UN Service Medal for Korea, Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal & Army Good Conduct Medal

Vicente Tubao Navy Casualty Steward 2c from 1045 M. Hizon Santa Cruz Manila

Benjamin Tubig PS

 

Tugab # 26th Cavalry Troop C wounded 12/1942

 

Valeriano Wenceslao Tullo Navy Casualty Machinist’s Mate from Imus Cavite

 

Yu Yi Tung CIVILIAN Casualty 4/15/1941 publisher of Chinese Commercial News after he refused the demand that his newspaper become the propaganda tool for the Japanese invaders

 

Lorenzo Tupas Navy Casualty Officer’s Cook 3c from 285 P. Burgos Caloocan Rizal

 

Manuel Turingan Col.

 

 

 

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