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

Memorials & Dedications

 

Memorare-Manila 1945 monument in Intramuros

Memorare-Manila 1945 monument
 

Battle of Layac Junction Monument on Bataan

Battle of Layac Junction Monument on Bataan

A monument at Layac Junction on Bataan commemorating the WWII battle fought there. Medal of Honor recipient Sgt. Jose Calugas, Sr. is depicted manning a machine gun.

 

Wreath Laying at MacArthur Park (LA, California)

MacArthur Park memorial, Los Angeles, CA
October 25, 2006

Wreath Laying ceremony by Ret. Col. Ortega, Dr. Jenny L. Batongmalaque (executive Director of the Filipino Veterans) with Consul Helen Barber. National Anthems of the US and Philippines musical rendition were played by Honor Guard officer Teddy Ortega with his flute.

Wreath Laying at MacArthur Park. Left to Right; Joseph Rocamora, Ret. Col Antonio Ortega and Teddy Ortega as Honor Guard Officer and Philip Garcia; behind holding wreath are Ray Ortega and Manny Ortega.

Left to Right; Joseph Rocamora, Ret. Col Antonio Ortega and Teddy Ortega as Honor Guard Officer and Philip Garcia; behind holding wreath are Ray Ortega and Manny Ortega.

Photo by Don Laurence. Originally posted at http://pinoyhistory.proboards22.com/

 

Memorial Plaque Dedications

Twin plaques honoring the Philippine Scouts and the three Scout Medal of Honor recipients were dedicated on Friday, September 26 at the Admiral Nimitz Museum in Fredericksburg, Texas and on Saturday, September 27 at the Fort Sam Houston Museum in San Antonio, Texas.

Among the fifty people attending the San Antonio plaque presentation on September 27 were former Philippine Scouts (from left to right) Alfredo Quijano, General Ralph Haines, John Olson, Ben Austria, and Larry Pangan. (Click images for larger view).

Former Philippine Scouts (from left to right) Alfredo Quijano, General Ralph Haines, John Olson, Ben Austria, and Larry Pangan

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Philippine Scouts Exhibit at Veterans Memorial Museum, Huntsville, AL

Philippine Scouts Exhibit at Veterans Memorial Museum

In mid-December 2005 a Philippine Scouts History exhibit was donated to the Veterans Memorial Museum in Huntsville, Alabama and dedicated in memory of Major Eriberto Caranto, 57th Infantry (PS). Photo and exhibit arrangements were by CWO4 Aniceto Bagley, a former Philippine Scout First Sergeant.

 

2005 Bataan Memorial Marathon

in White Sands Missile Range near Las Cruces, New Mexico

2005 Bataan Memorial Marathon

This annual event honors Bataan vets and draws about 4000 participants from most of the states of the Union. Provided by Celso Aurelio

 

2006 Patriotism Award

The Philippine Scouts were presented the 2006 Patriotism Award by the National Japanese American Memorial Foundation awards ceremony and dinner in Washington, D.C. on April 6, 2006.

The Philippine Scouts were presented the 2006 Patriotism Award by the National Japanese American Memorial Foundation awards ceremony and dinner in Washington, D.C. on April 6, 2006.

 

Mount Samat Memorial

The following photos were taken by Joe Calugas and include a panel depicting Sgt. Jose Calugas, Sr. during the engagement for which he was awarded the Medal of Honor. (The monument has him manning a machine gun, rather than an artillery piece.)

Mount Samat Memorial

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USAFFE defenders of Bataan and Corregidor

Ft. MacArthur, San Pedro, CA.

Buhay Ng Kasaysayan (BNK) re-enacting the USAFFE defenders of Bataan and Corregidor last May 6, 2007.

Ft. MacArthur, San Pedro, CA. Buhay Ng Kasaysayan (BNK) re-enacting the USAFFE defenders of Bataan and Corregidor last May 6, 2007.

Photo by Franz Tinio-Lopez


 
 

Last modified: 09-Oct-2016