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Philippines’ Oldest WWII Vet, a US Private and Guerrilla Fighter Against Japanese, Dies at 111
Washington Post ^ | Wednesday, September 5

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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TOPICS: History; Military/Veterans; Society
KEYWORDS: pacific; veterans; worldwarii

1 posted on 09/05/2012 1:41:36 PM PDT by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
The Filipinos who stood bravely by us during WWII have never truly been honored as they deserve by our politicians and especially our media.
2 posted on 09/05/2012 2:29:40 PM PDT by fella ("As it was before Noah, so shall it be again.")
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To: nickcarraway

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.


3 posted on 09/05/2012 3:01:39 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: nickcarraway

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.


4 posted on 09/05/2012 3:01:48 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: nickcarraway

Rest in peace, sir.


5 posted on 09/05/2012 4:05:52 PM PDT by PistolPaknMama
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To: nickcarraway; zot; Interesting Times; SeraphimApprentice; Hurtgen

Thank you for posting this.


6 posted on 09/05/2012 4:45:22 PM PDT by GreyFriar (Spearhead - 3rd Armored Division 75-78 & 83-87)
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To: GreyFriar

Thanks for the ping. May he rest in peace.


7 posted on 09/05/2012 6:23:34 PM PDT by zot
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To: fella

I agree 100%.


8 posted on 09/05/2012 6:25:21 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: nickcarraway

RIP.


9 posted on 09/05/2012 7:19:45 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (If you like lying Socialist dirtbags, you'll love Slick Willard)
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To: fella
The Filipinos who stood bravely by us during WWII have never truly been honored as they deserve by our politicians and especially our media.

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.

10 posted on 09/28/2012 1:19:19 AM PDT by fso301
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