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

California **

Hawaii *  

Virgin Islands *** 

BNR-Body Not Recovered

BR-Body Recovered

DOW- Died of Wounds

KIA-Killed in Action

MIA-Missing in Action

POW-Prisoner of War

SFD-Separated for Disability

SWA-Seriously wounded in action

 

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

California **

Hawaii *  

Virgin Islands *** 

BNR-Body Not Recovered

BR-Body Recovered

DOW- Died of Wounds

KIA-Killed in Action

MIA-Missing in Action

POW-Prisoner of War

SFD-Separated for Disability

SWA-Seriously wounded in action

 

 

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Ernesto Ababon * born 3/25/1935; died 2/18/1993; buried Nat. Mem Cemetery of the

     Pacific;   Marines Cpl

 

Edmundo Abadilla born 12/4/1924; died 4/17/1998; buried Rosario Catholic Cemetery Cavite Philippines; Navy,  YNC

 

Apolinario Della Abalos Jr * born 10/10/1931; died 2/16/1997; buired East Kern Cemetery Mojave California; Pvt Army

 

Ben Abalos * born 2/26/1932 Paia, Maui; died 2/13/2006 Maui Mem Med Cntr; buried Maui Mem Park Postwar: retired Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar mechanic

 

Demetrio D. Abalos *  born 1922 Philippines; Filipino Regt

 

Stanley P. Abalos * born 7/8/1935 Paauhau Hawaii; died 11/24/2003 Pearl City; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery

 

Raymond Abilla * 3/25/1951; injured, returned to duty South Korea Army Pvt E-2; In Div-3rd Cv Div Cav Regt Inf

 

Vicente Acosta Abubo ** born 1/22/1898 died 8/23/1992 buried Riverside Ca. Nat Cemetery Navy MUC military also WW1 & WW11 veteran; military service 12/21/1919-3/30/1951

Source: http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov

 

Antonio P Acoba * born 11/1/1930; died 11/12/2005; buried Maui Veteras Cemetery postwar: United Airlines accountant resident of Elmhurst Illinois

 

Frederico Acoba * Pfc died 9/4/1950

 

Anselmo Johnny Adarna * born 10/29/1930; died 7/30/1957; buried Nat Mem Cemetery of the Pacific Army Pvt

 

Eugenio Vicente Agana *  born 11/15/1926; died 3/17/1999; buried Willamette Nat Cemetery Portland Oregon; MSgt Air Force; also Vietnam War Vet

 

Cleto Porte Aganon  * born 1/1/1910; died 1/14/1972; buried Nat Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Army SP5 HHc 2 BG 21 Infa ,also WW11 veteran

 

Tranquilino Aganon born 7/4/1930; died 5/24/1959; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; Cpl Battery B 57th Field Artillery Battalion Artillery

 

Jose Garcia Agbayani * born 3/7/1932; died 5/26/1991; buried Nat. Mem. Cemetery of the Pacific; Army Sgt

 

Ramon V. Agbayani * Pfc Army 15th Inf Regt 3rd Inf Div
North Korea 6/23/1951; Evacuated; SWA/ SFD

Eustaquio Agbulos ** born 7/16/1923; died 7/3/2006; buried El Camino San Diego Memorial Park; Army Cpl

Antonio A. Agcaoili born 1/17/1911; died 8/19/1970; buried Mount Hope Cemetery Mattapan, Ma; SDC Coast Guard; also a WW11 Veteran

 

Antonio Agliam * born 11/28/1930; died 1/16/1999; buried Hawaii Veterans Cemetery; Army Pfc

 

August Obado Agor, Sr. * born 8/1/1931; died 8/26/1996 Tripler Hospital; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; Army; post war: a carpenter

 

Rodrigo Obado Agor  * born 11/20/1926 Kekaha Kauai; died 9/20/2004; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; Army Sfc, also WW11 & Vietnam veteran

 

James Girald Aguda * born 7/16/1931; died 3/30/1951 South Korea KIA; buried Nat Mem Cemetery of the Pacific; Pfc  Army 27th Inf Regt -25th Inf Div; brother of Richard

 

Richard Girald Aguda * born 5/7/1929; died 11/1/1968 Ewa Hawaii; buried National Memorial of the Pacific; Army Cpl

 

Herbert Joseph Aguigui born 11/21/1928; died 1/30/1987; buried Nat Mem Cemetery of the Pacific; SSgt Army, also a Vietnam War Veteran

 

Adriano Caldito Aguinaldo ** born 5/17/1927 Philippines; died 9/6/1997; buried Glen Abbey Memorial Park Bonita Ca; Navy SHC, also Vietnam & WW11 veteran

 

Benito R. Aguinaldo * born 3/28/1928 Hawaii; died 8/12/1950  Pongam-ni, South Korea KIA Army, Cpl Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regimental Combat Team Awards: Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal

 

Calixto Aguinaldo ** born 10/8/1906; died 3/25/1998; buried Glen Abbey Memorial Park Bonita California; Navy

 

Bienvenido Mobo Alba born 5/21/1903 Philippines; died 8/23/1987 San Mateo California; buried Golden Gate National Cemetery; Lt Col Army

http://gravelocator.cem.va.gov

 

Dalmacio Aldeguer born 12/25/1896 Jaro Iloilo Philippines; died 2/21/1954; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; Pfc (also WW1 veteran Co B 1st & 2nd Hawaiian Inf  7/5/1918-7/9/1919; resident of Wahiawa Oahu Hawaii; laborer Nakamura Contractor Schofield Barracks)

 

Simplicio “Sam” Manalo Aldover * born 3/2/1926 Lobo, Batangas Phil-12/19/2002 Honolulu buried Hawaii State Cemetery US Navy SD3

 

Albert Feliciano “Sonny” Alfonso* 8/5/1925 Honolulu-1/15/2006 Waipahu buried Nat. Mem. Cemetery of the Pacific, Army, also WW11 & Vietnam

 

Alfred “Opu” Alfonso * died 9/11/2006; Vietnam War & WW11 (2nd Filipino Inf Regt & Alamo Scouts)

 

Felix Alimboyoguen * born 5/30/1933; died 3/20/1997 buried Ft Snelling Nat. Cemetery Minneapolis,Mn USMC

 

Marcelino Alip, Jr. * wounded 7/16/1950 S. Korea Pvt In Div-24th Cv Dv Cav Regt Inf

 

Ricardo Alip * born 4/20/1928; died 10/21/1984 buried Nat. Mem. Cemetery of the Pacific, Army Sgt 1st

Class,  also a Vietnam veteran

 

Robert Alip * 24th Div Award: Purple Heart

 

Marcelino Alison* born 1/9/1918; died 4/29/1994 Honolulu buried Hawaii State Vet Cemetery Army Sp5, also WW11 veteran

 

Domingo Don Altar born 6/13/1930; died 6/22/2003; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; USMC Cpl

 

William K. Altona * born 3/13/1928; died 3/30/1984 Honolulu; buried Nat. Mem Cemetery of the Pacific Army, Cpl  In Div-25th CV Div Cav Reg Inf  wounded 8/28/1952 N.Korea

 

Tito P. Amasol # born 1/4/1907 Philippines; died 10/18/1981; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; TSgt Air Force; also WW11 veteran Army PS Pfc Death March

 

Alfredo Amis * 1926-7/20/1950 Taejon, S. Korea KIA Army Pfc 34th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division honored @ the Korean War Wall Kauai, HI Vet.Ctr  Awards: Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.

 

Anacleto Dalere Andrada* born 7/13/1910 Philippines; died 12/8/2002  Honolulu; buried Hawaii State Cemetery Army Sfc, also WW11 veteran

 

Dalmacio Anuber * wounded in S. Korea 3/6/1951 Army Cpl

 

Ricardo T. Arca ** born 2/7/1910; died 9/26/1950 near Hyopchon Korea; KIA; buried Golden Gate National Cemetery; Army Maj. 2nd Inf Div Artillery Hqrts Battery; from Santa Clara California; also WW11 veteran  Army 2nd Filipino Inf Bn; then assigned to the 1st C.A.D. Hg, 6th Army also was assigned to 521th Recon Bn stationed in Australia (Source: Richard Arca, son’s response  to M.E. Embry’s e-mail 5/2008 that per military records: his father was assigned to Training Group USAFFE, 5217 Recon BN (PS) bet 4/1944 & 6/1944)

 

Frank Ariola, Jr * born 6/8/1931 Kahuna Lahaina Maui; died 1/25/2005 Las Vegas, Nevada; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; Army SSgt, also a Vietnam War Veteran & professional musician

 

George Sads Arlantico  born 5/24/1904; died 6/15/1987; buried Nat. Mem Cemetery of the Pacific; Navy SDC

 

Jose M. Artiaga, Jr KIA Distinguished Service Cross

 

Ignacio Asperas * Ignacio Asperas born 7/31/1894 Agoo Philippines; died 10/31/1966 Plainview Nassau N.Y.; buried Long Island National Cemetery, Navy SDC; also WW1 veteran (Pfc Co H 1st Hawaiian Inf 8/26/1917-7/5/1919; resident of Waipahu Hawaii @ time of enlistment

 

David N. Aspili * born 7/21/1933 Olaa Hawaii; died 8/10/1952 Sibria & Bunker Hill Korea KIA/ MIA Marines Cpl Company C, 1st Battalion, 1st Marines, 1st Marine Division; name inscribed on the Courts of the Missing (Honolulu Memorial) Awards: the Purple Heart, the Combat Action Ribbon, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

 

Julian Asuncion *born 1930; died 8/23/1950  Chindong-ni, S. Korea KIA Army Pfc Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regimental Combat Team Awards: the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Korean War Service Medal. 

 

Edward Rapis Atay * born 10/13/1929; died 6/16/1985 National Mem. Cemetery of the Pacific Army Cpl

 

Regino Atay * born 9/7/1926; died 9/7/1977 Nat Mem Cemetery of Pacific Army Sgt

 

 

 

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Florentino Calendario Bacarro born 1924; KIA BNR 6/24/1951 North Korea, Pvt Army 3rd Div 15th Inf B Co; Award: Silver Star, Purple Heart

 

Daniel Baduria, Jr. * born 1932; died August 29, 1950 in Chindong-ni S.Korea KIA; buried National Memorial Cem of the Pacific; Army Pfc Company A, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regimental Combat Team Awards: the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Korean War Service Medal

 

Bacillio A. Balalong * born 6/14/1924 Makaweli; died 6/8/2005; buried Hawaii State Veterans CemeteryArmy Sp2, also Korean War veteran; post-war: retired truck driver for Hicks Homes

 

Jose Balalong * born 1927; died 11/2/1950 Unsan, North Korea MIA, Army Sgt Company C, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division; name inscribed on the Courts of the Missing at the Honolulu Memorial; Awards: the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal

 

Marcelo A. Balanag *** born 1909; died 4/29/1951 S. Korea DOW/SWA  Sfc Army Armored 5th Cav Regt 1st Cav Div Inf Regt; also WW11 veteran

 

Bonifacio Balanay, Sr. born 7/5/1933 Haleiwa; died 11/15/1988 Honolulu; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; Army Pfc

 

Pastor Balanon, Jr ** 5/4/1928 (Philippines) 11/2/1950 (Unsan, N. Korea) MIA, remains recovered 2001 & identified 10/2006; buried on 5/3/2007 @ the Arlington Nat. Cemetery; Army Cpl, Co. L 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division. Awards: the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

 

Eusebio M. Balderama * born 1/1/1926; died 6/16/1993; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; Cpl Army; injured 12/13./1952 North Korea 45th In Div Cv Div Cav Regt Inf; returned to duty

 

Alfredo A. Baldimor injured 9/5/1952 North Korea; Pvt 25th In Div Cv Div Cav Regt Inf; returned to duty

 

Urbano C. Baltazar * injured 2/14/1951 South Korea Pfc 2nd In Div Cv Div Cav Regt Inf ; returned to duty; injured 3/10/1951 South Korea; returned to duty

Bienvenido Ramirez Baluyot, Sr. born 1921; died 2003; buried Mountain View (Lakewood Wash) Memorial Park; Army; also WW11 Veteran

Floyd E. Baluyot born 11/7/1922; died 10/18/2002; buried Orion Bataan Catholic Cemetery; Navy SD1, also Vietnam War & WW11 Veteran

Wilson Docuyanan Baluyot born 1/9/1926; died 8/20/2001; buried Ft. Richardson (Alaska) National Cemetery; Navy MM3; alsoWW11 & Vietnam War veteran

Richard Aga Baqui, Sr born 8/5/1933 Maui; died 9/23/2003 Kaiser Med Center; buried Hawaiian State Veterans Cemetery; USMC Lcpl; postwar: auto mechanic

 

Fred M. “Bobo” Barbosa * born5/10/1933 Philippines; died 1/25/1997 Waianae 1st Sgt Army; also Vietnam veteran

 

Jaime Barreto * born 1925; died 2/15/1951 South Korea, KIA Army Pvt E-2 15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division Awards: the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal and the Korean War Service Medal.

 

David A. Barut * Army E-2 Rgt Combat Team-5th CV Div Hq injured 8/23/1950 South Korea

 

Elias Guzman Basa born 1/1/1918 Philippines; died while MIA 12/2/1950 North Korea; buried San Francisco National Cemetery; 1LT-02 H Co 38 Inf Rgt 2 Inf Div; also WW11 veteran

 

Teotimo Gabalio Batis * born 12/18 1913 Cebu Philippines; died 7/12/2002; buried Kauai Veterans Cemetery; Army SSgt, civilian: Kekaha Sugar Plantation tractor mechanic, also a Vietnam War Veteran

 

Frank Alex Bedoya * born 10/1/1926; died 5/28/2005; buried Maui Veterans Cemetery Navy SKC

 

Vincent V. Bedoya * born 1925 Hawaii; died 8/12/1950 Pongam-ni, S.Korea KIA Army Cpl Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regimental Combat Team Awards: the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal; also, a WW11 veteran

 

Wedro C. Belarmino * born 1924 Philippines; died 10/3/1951 N. Korea KIA Army15th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Infantry Division (seriously wounded by the enemy in S. Korea on 5/22/1951 & returned to duty) Awards: the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal

 

Domingo G. “Benny” Benito * born 8/4/1927 Philippines; died 9/9/1999 St. Francis Hospital; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetey Army Pfc

 

Ignacio M. Berasis born 1931; died 10/15/1952 Triangle Hill, North Korea KIA In Div-7th Cv Div Cav Reg Inf Army Pfc;

 

Richard Bibilone *

 

Bernaldo Daniel Bicoy * born 1923 Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii; a lawyer; member Hawaii House of Representatives in Territorial (1958-59) & State (1968-69); also WW11 veteran

 

Tommy Bicoy born 4/5/1926 Ahukini Kauai; died 6/4/2004 St Francis West Hospice; buried Schofield Post Cemetery; also WW11 & Vietnam War veteran; retired Air Force SMSgt; civilian: retired from post office

 

Samson Bihag born 8/6/1930; died 10//1//1973; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; Army SP5, also Vietnam War veteran

 

Balbino E. Billamor Jr. * born 6/20/1932; died 9/30/1979; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; Army SGM; also Vietnam war veteran

 

John A. Birano * injured 2/4/1951 South Korea; separated fr. the military; Army Cpl Inf Rgt

 

Bernardo Ababao Bitoon born 9/12/1900; died 5/5/1981; buried San Francisco National Cemetery; Navy Steward 1c, also Korean War veteran

 

Domingo Orque “Sandy” Bolosan born 3/25/1928 Makaweli Kauai; died 12/24/2002 Waipahu; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; Cpl Army, also WW11 veteran; post-war: Schofield Barracks Entomology Dept. retiree

 

Federico Bolosan born 9/23/1936 Lihue; died 2/25/2008 Ewa Beach; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; Sfc Army, also Vietnam War veteran

 

Marcelo Hernando “Bolo” Bolosan born 9/3/1933 Lihue; died 11/7/2002; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; Cpl USMC; post-war: retired Hickam Air Force Base employee

 

Domingo “Doming” Raymundo Sadawa Borja ** born 2/1/1931 Cabatuan, Iloilo; Philippines; died 2/21/1967 near S. Vietnam & Laos (eastern) border KIA/MIA/BNR, while assiting a wounded team member,  Sfc, HHC, C & C Det 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne), 1st Special Forces Recon Team Vietnam War  Awards: Distinguished Service Cross, Purple Heart, National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Vietnam Campaign Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge also, a N. Korean POW (escaped)). Korean War Awards: Korean War Service Medal, Republic of Korea War Service Medal, UN Korean Service Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge

Notes:“Doming witnessed the death of his parents in the hands of the (WW11) Japanese Occupation Army ” Source: 7/3/2007 e-mail of Sfc, Ret. Fredrick H. Gray to Maria Elizabeth Embry. Sgt 1st Class Borja was the godfather of Fredrick Gray’s oldest son. Cpt Arthur Green, the other godfather also died in Vietnam

Additional Notes by M. E. Embry: 5/25/2008 e-mail rec. from Cpl Shoji T. Sadava (grdson of Sfc Domingo Borja) of Brgy Ayong Cabatuan Iloilo of the Philippines Army frontliner_30@yahoomail.com.ph

 

Mac Brillantes * born 3/1/1932; died 5/18/1951 S. Korea KIA; buried Makawao Veterans Cemetery Army Pfc the 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division Awards: the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal

 

Philemon S. Buhisan * born 1910; died 2/21/1951 S. Korea KIA Army Sgt, 13th Engineer Combat Battalion, 7th Infantry Division Awards: the Purple Heart, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation and the Republic of Korea War Service Medal.

 

Benjamin A Bumanglag born 12/24/1919; died 3/31/2006; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; SSgt Army

 

Rufino A. Bumanglag born 8/11/1934; died 8/25/2001; buried Riverside National Cemetery, California; ENC Navy; also Vietnam War Veteran

 

Romeo Bunag *  born 4/17/1922; died 12/21/1987; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; Navy SD2, also Vietnam & WW11 Veteran

 

Alberto Dacoscos Bunda born 1931 Waialua, Hawaii; died 9/7/2006; Army; Civilian: Civil Engineer, also employed @ Bechtel Corp; resident of Henderson Nevada

 

Isabelo Bunuan ** born 6/21/1907; died 10/14/2001 San Diego, Ca. buried: Ft. Rosecrans Nat. Cemetery Navy, SDSC, also a WW11 veteran; military service 11/15/1926-1/1/1956

 

 

 

 

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Manual Cabading born 1919 Philippines; died 11/23/2004 moved to U. S. 1947; Awards: Korean War-Silver Star; Purple Heart (3); also WW11 POW, Army & Army Civilian retiree

 

Esteban E. Cabanatan * born 10/2/1925; died 2/4/1994; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; Army Sgt

 

Irinio Cabanatan * born 1923 Hawaii; enlistment 10/14/1944; also Korean War veteran; injured 1/31/1951 South Korea; returned to duty 3rd In Div, Cv Div Cav Regt Inf

 

William A. Cabasag * born 7/2/1923; died 5/30/1994; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; SSgt Army also, WW11 & Vietnam Veteran

 

Nelson R. Cabrales born 12/19/1912; died 5/7/1997 Seattle Wash; Korean War 1950-1952 MP; also WW11 1st Filipino Regt: post-war: Army retiree SSgt; Awards: Bronze Star; Combat Infantrymen’s Badge, Good Conduct Medal w/ 3 knots

 

Roberto Cabulong born 11/14/1923 Manila, Philippines; died: 2/10/2003 Aberdeen, Md; buried Arlington Cemetery, also serve WW11 Cpt Army; military service 7/19/1943 to 2/12/1975; civilian: Dept of Army employee

  

Crysostome Cadirao born 1/27/1929; died 8/8/1985; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; Army Pfc

 

Liberato B. Cadiz* born 1912; died 9/3/1950 Chindong-ni, S. Korea KIA Army Cpl Company L, 3rd Battalion, 5th Infantry Regimental Combat Team, Awards the Purple Heart with Oak Leaf Cluster, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the Republic of Korea War Service Medal, also a veteran of World War II.

 

Henry V. Cagalawan born 5/4/1930; died 7/4/1996 Wilcox hospital; buried Kauai Veterans Cemetery; Army Pfc; post-war: Kauai Electric District electrician

 

Aldred A. Calambro born 4/25/1912 Iloilo Philippines; died 9/18/1925; buried Arlington Cemetery; enlisted 1932; POW, Death March, also WW11 veteran post-war: Cpt (Ret) 4/1/1959

Source:   http://www.arlingtoncemetery.net/aacalambro.htm

 

Victoroso Abugan “Vic” Calizo * born 11/22/1928 Aiea; died 9/11/2003; buried Schofield Barracks Post Cemetery; also Vietnam War veteran; electrician for Schofield Barracks

 

Barney B.”Boning” Cameros born 5/14/1929 Kahuku; died 3/9/2006 Wahiawa General Hospital; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; Army Cpl civilian: Kahuku Sugar Mills lab analyst & Kahuku Golf Course groundskeeper supervisor

 

Anastacio Camillo * born 1926; died 8/12/1950 Pongam-ni, South Korea KIA Army Cpl Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Infantry Regimental Combat Team. Awards: the Purple Heart, the Combat Infantryman's Badge, the Korean Service Medal, the United Nations Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, the Korean Presidential Unit Citation, the Republic of Korea War Service Medal, also a World War II veteran

 

Jovito “Herb” Miomio Canete born 3/26/1927 Kunia; died 6/11/2005 St. Francis Medical Center; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; Air Force; TSgt

 

Wenceslao “Ben” Capol born 9/28/1928 Ewa; died 8/5/2001 Hauula; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; Cpl Army, also WW11 veteran; post-war: retired custodian Helemano Elementary School

 

William B. Caspillo * injured 8/11/1950 S. Korea Cpl Rgt Combat Team-5th Cv Div Hq; separated

 

Eddy S. Castillo * born 6/17/1925 Samar Philippines; died 12/12/1996 Castle Hospital; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; Platoon Sgt Army also, WW11 & Vietnam War veteran; civilian: deputy marshall U.S. Depatment of Justice

 

Frederico  Bulosan “Fred” Castillo born 12/19/1928 Puhi Kauai; died 10/4/2004; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; Army Sgt; civilian: retired Board of Water Supply foreman

 

Lawrence Castillo injured 10/4/1952 North Korea 7th In Div Cv Div Cav Regt Inf; returned to duty

 

Neonilo D. Castillo born 9/21/1927 Philippines; died 8/20/1997 Hilo Hospital; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; Army Cpl

 

Valintin Castillo * born 7/4/1912 Bacnotan La Union; died 10/21/2002 Wahiawa; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; also WW11 veteran; post-war: retired heavy equipment operator @ Schofield Barracks

 

Edilberto Mejia Cayabyab born 2/25/1922; died 1/16/2003; buried Eternal Gardens Dagupan Pangasinan Philippines also WW11 & Vietnam War veteran; Navy

 

Lorenzo Ceballos born 11/28/1930 Hawaii ; died 2/9/2006 Waimea; buried Kauai Veterans Cemetery; post-war: welder

 

Gregorio P. Chua ** born 1/4/1918; died SF California 11/1/1992 buried Golden Gate Nat. Cemetery; Major; a Medical Doctor also served in WW11 1st Filipino Regt USS Mactan

 

Manuel Contemplo * born 12/3/1926; died 12/15/1994; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; Army Cpl; resident of Kapolei Hawaii; injured South Korea 8/11/1950; returned to duty 5th Rgt Combat Team Cv Div Hq

 

Benjamin M. Correa * born 1929; died 7/21/1952 North Korea Casualty; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; Army Pfc; Inf

 

Serafin Salazar Crisostomo born 1/21/1924 Corregidor Philippines; died 4/8/1998; buried Tacoma (Wash) Cemetery; Army CW3 also in Vietnam War & Okinawa, WW11 veteran (Battery E 91st Coast Artillery {PS} Death March POW Capas)

 

Alfredo Lagazo Curammeng born 7/6/1931 Koloa Kauai; died 4/8/2006 Waianae; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; Army SP3; post-war: retired Waianae H.S. teacher

 

 

 

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Rufino D. Daano * DAANO RUFINO D RA29051101 Private First Class 26 AUGUST 1950 Hawaii 0005

 

Vicente Royeca Daligdig born 7/24/1924 Philippines; died 9/2/2004; buried Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery; Navy DM1; post-war retired draftsman Navy engineer, also Vietnam War veteran

 

Alejandro Domingo *

 

Delfin Duhaylonsod *

 

Francis G. Dumlao

 

Cresencio Dumlao

 

Marcial Bautista Dumlao

 

Trinidad Francis Dumlao born 4/25/1931; died 3/1/1987; buried Willamette (Portland Oregon) National Cemetery); Air Force A1c

 

Vicente Fadera Dumlao born 7/19/1920; died 1/18/2007; buried Southern Nevada Veterans Memorial Cemetery; SDC Navy, also WW11 & Vietnam war veteran

 

 

 

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Clarence Elaban *  ELABAN CLARENCE M RA10102687 Private First Class 12 AUGUST 1950 Hawaii 0005

 

George Valdez Embry born in 1927; died 10/19/1989 Quezon City Philippines; Army combat medic for 3 yrs in Korea;  also in the Vietnam War Navy Ret Senior Chief personnelman

 

Richard Enaena Sgt 1/29/1951 from Hawaii   

 

Enrique Estrada PS, also WW11 veteran Source Joseph Embry

 

THE SOLDIERS NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS

Twas the night before Christmas, he lived all alone,
In a one bedroom house made of plaster & stone.
I had come down the chimney with presents to give
And to see just who in this home did live.

I looked all about a strange sight I did see,
No tinsel, no presents, not even a tree.
No stocking by the fire, just boots filled with sand,
On the wall hung pictures of far distant lands.

With medals and badges, awards of all kind
A sober thought came through my mind.
For this house was different, so dark and dreary,
I knew I had found the home of a soldier, once I could see clearly.

I heard stories about them, I had to see more
So I walked down the hall and pushed open the door.
And there he lay sleeping silent alone,
Curled up on the floor in his one bedroom home.

His face so gentle, his room in such disorder,
Not how I pictured a United States soldier.
Was this the hero of whom I'd just read?
Curled up in his poncho, a floor for his bed?

His head was clean shaven, his weathered face tan,
I soon understood this was more than a man.
For I realized the families that I saw that night
Owed their lives to these men who were willing to fight.

Soon `round the world, the children would play,
And grownups would celebrate on a bright Christmas day.
They all enjoyed freedom each month of the year,
Because of soldiers like this one lying here.

I couldnīt help wonder how many lay alone
On a cold Christmas Eve in a land far from home.
Just the very thought brought a tear to my eye,
I dropped to my knees and started to cry.

The soldier awakened and I heard a rough voice,
"Santa donīt cry, this life is my choice;
I fight for freedom, I donīt ask for more,
my life is my God, my country, my Corps."

With that he rolled over and drifted off into sleep,
I couldnīt control it, I continued to weep.
I watched him for hours, so silent and still,
I noticed he shivered from the cold nightīs chill.

So I took off my jacket, the one made of red,
And I covered this Soldier from his toes to his head.
And I put on his T-shirt of gray and black,
With an eagle and an Army patch embroidered on back.

And although it barely fit me, I began to swell with pride,
And for a shining moment, I was United States Army deep inside.
I didnīt want to leave him on that cold dark night,
This guardian of honor so willing to fight.

Then the soldier rolled over, whispered with a voice so clean and pure,
"Carry on Santa, it's Christmas Day, all is secure."
One look at my watch, and I knew he was right,
Merry Christmas my friend, and to all a good night!

by- Lt Col Bruce Lovely, USAF Korea Christmas Eve 1993

The Present Crisis
 
James Russell Lowell (1819–1891)
 
 
WHEN a deed is done for Freedom, through the broad earth’s aching breast
Runs a thrill of joy prophetic, trembling on from east to west,
And the slave, where’er he cowers, feels the soul within him climb
To the awful verge of manhood, as the energy sublime
Of a century bursts full-blossomed on the thorny stem of Time.         5
 
Through the walls of hut and palace shoots the instantaneous throe,
When the travail of the Ages wrings earth’s systems to and fro;
At the birth of each new Era, with a recognizing start,
Nation wildly looks at nation, standing with mute lips apart,
And glad Truth’s yet mightier man-child leaps beneath the Future’s heart.         10
 
So the Evil’s triumph sendeth, with a terror and a chill,
Under continent to continent, the sense of coming ill,
And the slave, where’er he cowers, feels his sympathies with God
In hot tear-drops ebbing earthward, to be drunk up by the sod,
Till a corpse crawls round unburied, delving in the nobler clod.         15
 
For mankind are one in spirit, and an instinct bears along,
Round the earth’s electric circle, the swift flash of right or wrong;
Whether conscious or unconscious, yet Humanity’s vast frame
Through its ocean-sundered fibres feels the gush of joy or shame;—
In the gain or loss of one race all the rest have equal claim.         20
 
Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide,
In the strife of Truth with Falsehood, for the good or evil side;
Some great cause, God’s new Messiah, offering each the bloom or blight,
Parts the goats upon the left hand, and the sheep upon the right,
And the choice goes by forever ’twixt that darkness and that light.         25
 
Hast thou chosen, O my people, on whose party thou shalt stand,
Ere the Doom from its worn sandals shakes the dust against our land?
Though the cause of Evil prosper, yet ’tis Truth alone is strong,
And, albeit she wander outcast now, I see around her throng
Troops of beautiful, tall angels, to enshield her from all wrong.         30
 
Backward look across the ages and the beacon-moments see,
That, like peaks of some sunk continent, jut through Oblivion’s sea;
Not an ear in court or market for the low foreboding cry
Of those Crises, God’s stern winnowers, from whose feet earth’s chaff must fly;
Never shows the choice momentous till the judgment hath passed by.         35
 
Careless seems the great Avenger; history’s pages but record
One death-grapple in the darkness ’twixt old systems and the Word;
Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne,—
Yet that scaffold sways the future, and, behind the dim unknown,
Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own.         40
 
We see dimly in the Present what is small and what is great,
Slow of faith how weak an arm may turn the iron helm of fate,
But the soul is still oracular; amid the market’s din,
List the ominous stern whisper from the Delphic cave within,—
‘They enslave their children’s children who make compromise with sin.’         45
 
Slavery, the earth-born Cyclops, fellest of the giant brood,
Sons of brutish Force and Darkness, who have drenched the earth with blood,
Famished in his self-made desert, blinded by our purer day,
Gropes in yet unblasted regions for his miserable prey;—
Shall we guide his gory fingers where our helpless children play?         50
 
Then to side with Truth is noble when we share her wretched crust,
Ere her cause bring fame and profit, and ’tis prosperous to be just;
Then it is the brave man chooses, while the coward stands aside,
Doubting in his abject spirit, till his Lord is crucified,
And the multitude make virtue of the faith they had denied.         55
 
Count me o’er earth’s chosen heroes,—they were souls that stood alone,
While the men they agonized for hurled the contumelious stone,
Stood serene, and down the future saw the golden beam incline
To the side of perfect justice, mastered by their faith divine,
By one man’s plain truth to manhood and to God’s supreme design.         60
 
By the light of burning heretics Christ’s bleeding feet I track,
Toiling up new Calvaries ever with the cross that turns not back,
And these mounts of anguish number how each generation learned
One new word of that grand Credo which in prophet-hearts hath burned
Since the first man stood God-conquered with his face to heaven upturned.         65
 
For Humanity sweeps onward: where to-day the martyr stands,
On the morrow crouches Judas with the silver in his hands;
Far in front the cross stands ready and the crackling fagots burn,
While the hooting mob of yesterday in silent awe return
To glean up the scattered ashes into History’s golden urn.         70
 
’Tis as easy to be heroes as to sit the idle slaves
Of a legendary virtue carved upon our father’s graves,
Worshippers of light ancestral make the present light a crime;—
Was the Mayflower launched by cowards, steered by men behind their time?
Turn those tracks toward Past or Future, that make Plymouth Rock sublime?         75
 
They were men of present valor, stalwart old iconoclasts,
Unconvinced by axe or gibbet that all virtue was the Past’s;
But we make their truth our falsehood, thinking that hath made us free,
Hoarding it in mouldy parchments, while our tender spirits flee
The rude grasp of that great Impulse which drove them across the sea.         80
 
They have rights who dare maintain them; we are traitors to our sires,
Smothering in their holy ashes Freedom’s new-lit altar-fires;
Shall we make their creed our jailer? Shall we, in our haste to slay,
From the tombs of the old prophets steal the funeral lamps away
To light up the martyr-fagots round the prophets of to-day?         85
 
New occasions teach new duties; Time makes ancient good uncouth;
They must upward still, and onward, who would keep abreast of Truth;
Lo, before us gleam her camp-fires! we ourselves must Pilgrims be,
Launch our Mayflower, and steer boldly through the desperate winter sea,
Nor attempt the Future’s portal with the Past’s blood-rusted key.         90
 

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