Skip to comments.Philippine-born (living in West and NW Suburban Chicago) W.W. II veterans sought
Posted on 09/09/2004 6:47:23 PM PDT by Land_of_Lincoln_John
The Daily Herald Northwest, North and Western Chicago Suburbs) is seeking Philippine-born W.W. II veterans now living in the West and Northwest suburbs (again Chicago) for a commemoration of Gen. MacArthur's return landing there 60 years ago. If you or someone you know fits that description, please contact email Mike Comerford, or call 847-427-4568. (E-mail address is email@example.com)
I never knew General McArthur had a return landing in the West and Northwest suburbs of Chicago. : )
Gee, I wish my father had not died last year. He was the first US serviceman into Manila (he sneaked in, in advance of the other troops, since he was a Signal Corps photographer). As MacArthur's film man he won two Bronze Stars and a Silver Star. You wouldn't believe that a combat cinematographer could get into the situations he got into, but his citations decribe some extraordinary and inspiring adventures. He lived in the Chicago area and after the war helped many Philippinos immigrate to the US. Among them was the heroic Philippine doctor Perfecto Biason, who endured great suffering to protect our troops from the Japanese. How sad that he couldn't be at this ceremony for a general he loved so well that he named his son Douglas!
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