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Thu Dec 28, 2017, 05:30 PM

A True Hero has passed- Ramon Regalado, Philippine Scout on Bataan

SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco Bay Area man who survived the infamous 1942 Bataan Death March and symbolized the thousands of unheralded Filipinos who fought alongside American forces during World War II has died. He was 100.


"He really embodied the qualities of the greatest generation and love for country," she said.

Regalado was born in 1917 in the Philippines. He was a machine gun operator with the Philippine Scouts under U.S. Army Forces when troops were forced to surrender in 1942 to the Japanese after a grueling three-month battle.

The prisoners were forced to march some 65 miles (105 kilometer) to a camp. Many died during the Bataan Death March, killed by Japanese soldiers or simply unable to make the trek. The majority of the troops were Filipino.

Regalado survived and slipped away with two others — all of them sick with malaria. They encountered a farmer who cared for them, but only Regalado lived.

Afterward, he joined a guerrilla resistance movement against the Japanese and later moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to work as a civilian for the U.S. military.




SOURCE-https://www.stripes.com/news/us/survivor-of-world-war-ii-bataan-death-march-dies-at-100-1.504257


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Thu Dec 28, 2017, 06:05 PM

1. RIP, sir.

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Thu Dec 28, 2017, 06:38 PM

2. RIP Scout

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Thu Dec 28, 2017, 06:59 PM

3. What a man!

 

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Thu Dec 28, 2017, 08:46 PM

4. RIP Soldier.

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