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Taps - LTC Edwin P. Ramsey, 26th Cavalry PS (Read 5242 times)
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Taps - LTC Edwin P. Ramsey, 26th Cavalry PS
Mar 8th, 2013, 11:45pm

It’s with great sadness to inform everyone that our beloved Ed Ramsey passed away yesterday, March 7, 2013.  

Mrs. Raquel Ramsey provided the following information:

There will be a Funeral Mass and Memorial Service on Thursday, March 14. Viewing at 10:15, and Memorial Service at 11:00 AM at

St. Paul the Apostle Church
10750 Ohio Avenue, Los Angeles CA. 90025

His burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery but there is no scheduled date yet.

If you would like to contribute to the memory of Ed Ramsey, please send them to the

U.S. Cavalry Association and Research Library
P.O. Box 2325, Building 247,
Cameron Street Fort Riley, KS
to the attention of Brig. Gen. Philip L. Bolte, USA, Ret

Ed Ramsey is known for leading the last horse cavalry charge in US Army history, in Morong, Bataan against the Japanese in January, 1942. He evaded capture by the Japanese and went on to become a highly successful guerrilla leader till the end of the war. He has written a very inspiring book titled "Lt. Ramsey's War"

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Godspeed Col. Ramsey. You are reunited with Brynn Awryn now, playing polo up there. Salutes.

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Reply #1 - Mar 18th, 2013, 3:49pm
      I was saddened to hear the loss of another great warrior who joins a long list that fought gallantly for their country, but never received full recognition towards combat service.

      I am also ashamed of my country for refusing Lt. Col. Edwin P. Ramsey recognition due last year.  The system seemed to work when a few survivors of Bataan and Corregidor were repatriated during late 1945.  They were properly processed and were awarded (but not limited to) the Bronze Star Medal (recipient of the Distinguished Unit Citation (Presidential Unit Citation); the BSM (First OLC) (recipient of the Combat Infantryman badge); and the CIB.

      Guidelines were followed by the U.S. Army and U.S. Army Reserve post WWII, awarding the BSM [with] the CIB to an untold number of veterans regardless of Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) and unit assignment.

      The most recent veteran of Bataan and Corregidor was presented the CIB by Congressman Patrick Kennedy (RI) January 2003.  The AAF veteran served with the First Provisional Air Corps Regiment during the battles.

      While Colonel Ramsey was on the doorstep to a place only known by God, an attempt to continue the process that had been applied for so many years, failed.  The Army Board denied Colonel Ramsey contrary to a list of items, including the U.S. Constitution.  An appeal was submitted, but the veteran could wait no longer.

      Perhaps he will be recognized for his earthly deeds by the Almighty.  

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