Skip to comments.Philippines’ Oldest WWII Vet, a US Private and Guerrilla Fighter Against Japanese, Dies at 111
Posted on 09/05/2012 1:41:29 PM PDT by nickcarraway
The Philippines said Wednesday its oldest World War II veteran, who escaped from Japanese troops before the infamous Bataan Death March and became a guerrilla fighter, has died at age 111.
Alfonso Fabros died Aug. 9 in northern Nueva Ecija province, said Jet Rivera, spokeswoman for the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office.
Fabros daughter, Ella Gandalera, said her father, a farmer after the war, died of pneumonia.
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Years ago I met a few Illongot tribesmen in the jungles of northern Luzon who had fought the Japanese. Fearsome people and the Princes of Nippon feared them greatly.
Years ago I met a few Illongot tribesmen in the jungles of northern Luzon who had fought the Japanese. Fearsome people and the sons of Nippon feared them greatly.
Rest in peace, sir.
Thank you for posting this.
Thanks for the ping. May he rest in peace.
I agree 100%.
Being pro-MacArthur and pro-American means the left will never acknowledge their role, heroism and sacrifices.
Imagine if the Filipina guerrila commander Yay Panlilio was a communist, or just an anti-American, the left would make her a household name in America.
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