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26th Cavalry Silver Star Recipients (Read 4722 times)
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26th Cavalry Silver Star Recipients
May 11th, 2004, 6:05pm
 
Respectfully requesting for information on where to get the list of Silver Star recipients of the 26th Cavalry. Mr. Bonifacio C. Camarao, was given the Silver Star commendation by his Commader but lost it before the Death March because they were instructed to strip down before surrendering and carry only a white piece of cloth. He was with the 26th Cavalry and 4 others were given Siver Star commendation by his CO.

Thanks.

Vic R. Josue, MD
(Mr. Camarao's son-in-law)
VRJMD@aol.com
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Re: 26th Cavalry Silver Star Recipients
Reply #1 - May 11th, 2004, 6:09pm
 
Bonifacio C. Camarao was an enlisted man serving with MG (Machine Gun) Troop. His CO was a Captain Bobolts(spelling?). He did get the silver star citation with the following:
       Post Sgt Maj. Purruganan
       Regt Sgt Maj. Dalipe
       Sgt. Masiklat
       Pfc Ordonia

The citation order was destroyed prior to surrender, when  he was ordered to strip down everything and just carry "something white" to wave.

He just celebrated his Diamond Wedding Anniversary (60th) this weekend!!! Thanks for your help.

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