Preserving the history, heritage, and legacy of the Philippine Scouts for present and future generations

The Scouts

Below is a listing of the surviving scouts as of 12-May-2007

Please visit "In Memoriam", "Scout Recollections", "Memorials & Dedications", "Regiments, Units, and Bases", and "Insignia & Memorabilia" to learn more about the Scouts and their history.

Surviving Philippine Scouts (109)

26th Cavalry (PS)—12

Eulalio Arzaga, Killeen, TX
Sgt. Baccani, [“B” Troop], Junction City, KS
Capt. Damaso Basco, Pittsburg, CA
Bill Cabillon, Lakewood, WA
MSgt. James Downey, Jr., Newport News, VA
Capt. Felipe Fernandez, Seaside, CA
SFC Dan Figuracion, Lakewood, WA
Lt. Felipe Francisco, [HQ Troop], Monterey, CA area
Col. Thomas S. Jones, Safety Harbor, FL
Capt. Menandro Parazo, El Paso, TX
Lt. Col. Edwin P. Ramsey, Los Angeles, CA
Dr. Isabelo S. Torio, San Diego, CA

43rd Infantry (PS)—1

Gaspar C. Dowling (later 44th Infantry (PS)—New Scouts

45th Infantry (PS)—15

Captain Paul Balanga, San Francisco, CA
Sgt Norberto Ballesteros [3rd Bn.], Aeia, HI
Edward Bautista, [“A” Co.]
Floriano R. Castaneda, Sr. [Intelligence Section], Kaneohe, HI
Major Fred Foz, Pearl City, HI
Gil Gutierrez, [2nd Bn.] & [12th Medical], Waipahu, HI
Arnulfo  O. Labasbas, [Hqtrs. Co.], Berryville, VA
Nick Lozada, [3rd Bn.], Vallejo, CA
Feliz Magalong, [“H” Co.], Aurora, CO
Pablo Mesina, Daly City, CA
Antonio Nimis, Seaside, CA
Donovan D. Ricks, [Medic], Sacramento, CA
Pacifico Valdevarona, [“H” Co.] Alameda, CA
Sgt. Eustaquio Villador
Hermenio Vargas, Lakewood, WA

 

57th Infantry (PS) Veterans—16

Silvestre C. Ares, ["L" Co.]
John Benson, [“A” Co.], San Francisco, CA
Justiniano B. Betorin, [“A” Co.], Malabon City, Philippines
Mariano Cauilan, [Service Co.], Pleasant Hill, CA
William Penalosa Cazar, [“F” Co.], Ormoc City, Philippines
Primitivo Alcala Cuenca, [HQ Co.], Vallejo, CA
Sgt. Maj. Vic dela Cruz, Marina, CA
Romy Entac, [“G” Co., Machine Gun Platoon], Lennox, CA
Capt. Nick Golla, [“E” Co.], Seattle, WA
Cpl. Agustin O. Lacao, [“I” Co.], Seattle, WA
Col. John E. Olson, San Antonio, TX
Agustin R. Palacpac, San Francisco, CA [also 12th QM (PS)]
Major Urbano Quijance, [“B” Co., SD w/ S-3, Regtl. Hqtrs], Seattle, WA
MSgt. Alfredo Quijano, San Antonio, TX
Sgt. Joe Taton, Sr., [HQ Co.], Seattle, WA
Col. Frederick Yeager, Wilmington, NC

12th Medical (PS)—6

Ben Austria, San Antonio, TX
SFC Mariano A. Berona, Kent, WA
Ricardo Maravillas, [“C” Co.] Fairfield, CA
Cpl. Dionisio Perez, [Hqtrs. Co.] Rancho Cordova, CA
Benjamin J. Tubig, San Antonio, TX
Rodolfo Viray, Lakewood, WA.

12th Signal Co. (PS)—5

SFC Elliot Desoto, Seaside, CA
Victor Magallanes, Ewa Beach, HI
Guillermo (Gil) Perla,
2nd Lt. Marcial Sabado, Seaside, CA
David Tejada, Daly City, CA

12th Ordnance Co. (PS)—1

SSgt. Ulpiano C. Abila, Salinas, CA

12th Quartermaster Reg. (PS)—1

Florintino Paunil, Gaithersburg, MD

12th Infantry Div. (postwar PS)—0

 

14th Engineers Bn. (PS)—7

Lawrence Castro, Pittsburg, CA
Sgt. Mario Cid, San Francisco
PFC Escolastico G. Galarosa, ["A" Co.], Seattle, WA
MSgt. Rosendo Luna, ["C" Co.], Seattle, WA
SFC Leonardo Pena, [Co. C, Battery A] Pittsburg, CA
Jess Velasco, San Francisco, CA
Vincente Villarta

191st MP Co. (PS)—1

Cpl. Alejandro Llanto, Seattle, WA

23rd Field Artillery Reg. (PS)—3

Sgt. Apolinar De Castro, [Battery “A”], Vallejo, CA
SFC Manuel Gavino, [Battery “A”], Pittsburg, CA
Sgt. Simplicio S. Ochoa, [Battery “C”], Arleta, CA

24th Field Artillery Reg. (PS)—1

1st Lt. Sheldon  S. Coe

86th Field Artillery (PS)—2

Zosimo Guiang, San Francisco, CA
SFC Edilberto Vergara, San Francisco, CA

88th Field Artillery (PS)—3

Paul Brodit, Seaside, CA
Brig. Gen. Paul D. Philips, [1st Bn.], Denver, CO
Gregorio Ramos, Salinas, CA

91st Coast Artillery Reg. (PS)—6

SP5 Gavino Cabanilla, [Btry. “C”]
CSMJ Ricardo Devilla, Lakewood, WA
SSgt. Juan Guzman, Seaside, CA
Frankie Ramirez, [Battery “A”], Killeen, TX
Msgt. Lauro Villagracia, Lakewood, WA
LTG John M. Wright, Jr., Riverside, CA

92nd Coast Artillery Reg. (PS)—3

SFC Eduardo Abinsay, [Battery A] Pittsburg, CA
Simplicio Babao, Jr., [Battery “D”], Davao City, Philippines
Ambrosio Quevedo, Monterey, CA

63rd Quarter Master Co. (PS)—1  “New Scout” unit

PFC Tiwe Abrigo, Rancho Cordova, CA

76th Ordnance Ammunition Co. (PS)—1  “New Scout” unit

CWO4 Aniceto Bagley,  Huntsville, AL

81st Harbor Craft Co., Transportation Corps (PS)—1 “New Scout” unit

Dr. Dionisio Torcuator Tonel, D.M.D., Elk Grove, CA

Unidentified Units—23

Desiderio Abreo, Pittsburg, CA
Vitaliono Bantiles, San Jose, CA (New Scout)
Leonardo Bueno, CA [73rd?]
Nick Casabuena, Sacramento, CA
Protacio Combes, CA
Flaviano M. Diala, Qtr. Master Det., Vallejo, CA
Miguel Dumlao, CA
Desiderio Ebreo, CA
MSgt. Rafael G. Escanilla, Sacramento, CA
Anastacio Gallardo, CA
Vireil Gonzales, CA
Marcos Ipili, CA
Hendriclaro Macavinta, (New Scout), Makato, Aklan, Philippines
Zosimo Macavinta, (New Scout), Makato, Aklan, Philippines
Ulpiano Naca Sr., CA
Auxencio Penaranda, CA
Joe Rueles, Pittsburg, CA
Joseph Ruelos,  CA
Inocencio Servigon,  CA
Vincent Silva, [200th Coast Artillery?] Antioch, CA
Joseph Soy, CA
Emilio T. Terencio, (New Scout), Makato, Aklan, Philippines
Osseo B. Villegas, Los Angeles, CA

Since early 2007, the passing of fourteen Scout veterans recorded below reduces our list from 109 to 96. We would welcome additions and corrections to this record of surviving Philippine Scouts.  Editor  12/6/08  

Salvador Abad, 26th Cavalry (PS), San Francisco, CA (12/ll/07)
Lt. Jose Aquino, [Battery “G”], 92nd Coast Artillery (PS), South San Francisco, CA  (8/24/07)
SFC Geoffray Dumaguit, [Co. "B"],14th Engineers BN (PS ), San Francisco, CA  (8/27/07)
Cpl. Joe Estero, 45th Inf. (PS) & 44th Inf. (PS), Manila, Makati, Philippines (8/10/08)
MSGT Dionisio (Denny) Ganioco, Co F, 12th QM Regt. (PS),  Alhambra, CA (1/29/07)
Domindor Guevara, 57th Inf. (PS)[Anti-Tank Co.], Morton Grove, IL
Dr. Alex Kelly, surgeon, 57th Infantry (PS), Bethesda, MD (9/22/07)
Col. Daniel Laureta Ledda, post-war 12th Inf. Div. (PS), Sacramento, CA (8/10/07)
Eleuterio M. Maquinana, [Co. “L”], 57th Inf. (PS), San Antonio, Texas (9/6/07)
Cpl. Felex Peralta, [Co. “I” & “B”], 45th Inf. (PS), San Francisco (9/30/07)
Major Prospero Q. Ringor, [Co. “L”], 57th Infantry (PS), (3/12/07)
Col. Mel Rosen, [2nd Bn.], 88th Field Artillery (PS), Falls Church, VA (8/1/07)
Joaquin “Jack” Tejada, 44th & 45th Inf. (PS) (New Scouts), Washington, D.C. (12/1/08)
Norberto Morana Zabala, 92nd Coast Artillery (PS), San Francisco, CA (7/23/07)


 
 

Last modified: 04-Jan-2009