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43rd Inf(PS), Echo Co., 2nd Battalion, (Read 3351 times)
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43rd Inf(PS), Echo Co., 2nd Battalion,
Oct 23rd, 2007, 3:42am
 
My grandfather is a member of PHILIPPINE SCOUT. He belongs to Echo Company, 2nd Batallion, 43th Infantry.  He was also issued a serial number 1035300. My grandfather's name is Fraxiso B. Adajar. Any information that could help my grandfather file or claim for any benefits from his services to the us army is really appreciated. My e-mail add is jefferzone@yahoo.com.
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Re: Echo Company, 2nd Battalion,
Reply #1 - Oct 23rd, 2007, 7:44am
 
Your grandfather probably was part of the 43rd Infantry (PS) formed out of elements of the 45th Infantry (PS) in April 1941 and assigned to Camp John Hay.  Separated from other USAFFE forces by the invasion, they held out until well after the surrender and many joined the guerrillas.  If that is the case, the following would apply:

"Filipino veterans who served with U.S. forces in the Regular Philippine Scouts before October 6, 1945, are entitled to all VA benefits under the same criteria as apply to any veteran of U.S. military service. Those benefits are paid at the full-dollar rate and their dependents and survivors are entitled to benefits under the eligibility rules common to the survivors of all U.S. veterans."

If by chance he joined after the war, he would then be classified as a "New Scout" and different rules would apply.  More information is available on our PSHS website at:  www.philippine-scouts.org on the "Veterans Affairs & Benefits" page.   Editor
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