Bataan Death March 

Bataan Death March, Philippines

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WW II Death March Shrine, Starting Point of

Death March, April 9-17, 1942, Mariveles, Bataan.

 

The Death March of Flipino and American Prisoners of war from Mariveles, and Bagac to Camp O” Donnell, Capas, Tarlac April 1942.

Immediately after the fall of Bataan on April 9, 1942, The USFFI forces were evacuated by the Japanese from the field of battle as prisoners of war. The more than 70,000 Filipino and American troops who had survived the battle of Bataan underwent in this evacuation, The ordeal that history now knows as the death March.

The Death March started from two points in Bataan: on April 10 from Mariveles, on April 11 from Bagac. The Filipino and American troops were marched day and night, under blistering sun or cold night sky, staggering through Cabcaben, Limay, Orion, Pilar and Balanga, where they were given a brief rest and some water, From Balanga, The Prisoners of were organized into groups of 100 to 200 and under guard marched on through were segregated from the Filipino Prisoners of war and marched separately, The march continued northward through Hermosa, to Layac junction, Then Eastward into Pampanga through Lubao, Guagua, Where the Prisoners were rested and given a little food at the National Development Company Compound.

  Bacolor and San Fernando 

Already suffering from Battle fatigue, The Filipino and Americans troops were strained to utter exhaustation by this long march on foot, many were ill, most were feverish, but none high rest, for the enemy was brutal with those who lagged behind. Thousands fell along the way, Townspeople on the roadside risked their lives by slipping food and drink to the Death Marches as they stumbled by.

  In San Fernando, The Death March became a death ride by cargo train when the prisoners were pack so densely into boxcars that many of them perished from suffocation, Those who arrived alive in Capas had still to walk the last and most agonized miles of the Death March: The 6 Kilometers to Camp O" Donnell, Which was become one of the most hellish concentration camps of World War II.

 

Death March 00 Kms.

Death March Marker 1 km.
Death March Kms. 3, Mariveles, Bataan. Death March Kms. 4, Mariveles, Bataan.
Death March Kms. 6, Mariveles, Bataan. Death March Kms. 7, Mariveles, Bataan.
Death March Kms. 14, Limay, Bataan. Death March Kms. 23, Limay, Bataan.
   
Death March Kms. 14, Limay, Bataan. _ Death March Kms. 14, Limay, Bataan.
Death March Kms. 26, Limay, Bataan. Death March Kms. 30, Limay, Bataan.
Death March Kms. 32, Orion, Bataan. Death March Kms. 32, Orion, Bataan.
Death March Kms. 35, Orion, Bataan. Death March Kms. 36, Orion, Bataan.
Death March Kms. 44, Balanga City, Bataan.

Death March Kms. 59, Orani, Bataan.

Death March Kms. 60, Orani, Bataan.

Death March Kms. 61, Orani, Bataan.

Death March Kms. 63, Hermosa, Bataan. Death March Kms. 64, Hermosa, Bataan.
Death March Kms. 65, Hermosa, Bataan. Death March Kms. 66, Hermosa, Bataan.
Death March Kms. 67, Dinalupihan, Bataan. The Battle of Layac Junction.
Layac Junction and the soldiers monument. Layac JunctionDeath March Kms. 68, Dinalupihan
Death March Kms. 75, Dinalupihan, Bataan. Death March Kms. 83, Dinalupihan, Bataan.
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From Mariveles, Bataan

the POW's 

were force marched to

San Fernando Train Station

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then rode the over crowed train to

Capas, Tarlac

then forced marched again to

Camp O" Donnell.

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  My grandfather, Juan Rabor was a member of USAFFE and a survivor of Death March. He was 17 years old then when he died in Fort Santiago due to Tuberculosis. My father was only 4months old in my grandmother's womb during that time and we don't have any picture of him. All the documents pertaining to his enlistment was taken by a certain Nora or Mila sometimes in 1999 (we live in the same area in QC) promising to help us to reactivate the pension of my Lola. Lately in the same year, we discovered that this woman is apparently a member of syndicate whose main targets are WWII veterans and their families.We didn't saw her since then.Those documents are authentic and we are hoping until now, that it will bring back to us.
Radin Rabor | uliranbuilders@yahoo.com | Sabang, Baler, Aurora, Philippines
Saturday, October 18, 2014 at 10:27:57 AM PST

My Aunts husband, Harold Lane, survived the Bataan death march only to be killed by friendly fire when the unmarked ship he was on was bombed. I have not been able to find much information about this, as my aunt has been dead for many years, and my mother is 89 years old and starting to lose her memory. She (my mom) has expressed some interest in finding our more about this, if anyone can give me any ideas, I would greatly appreciate it!
Anne Hoffmann | mrsahoff@hotmail.com | Maineville, OH USA
Friday, October 10, 2014 at 01:22:40 PM PST

I ask permission to use the pictures on this website for my book on the Bataan march.
Daniel Thompson | danielthompson@email.com | UK
Monday, September 15, 2014 at 05:17:54 AM PST

GIRLIE C. NABUNAT pokpok na, kabit pa! Ano na, dinamay mo pa pamilya namin sa pakiki-apid mo sa may asawa ah. Di ka Nahiya!
Hannah Amid | hannahamid@yahoo.com | Tuguegarao City
Monday, August 25, 2014 at 12:27:31 AM PST

GIRLIE C. NABUNAT itigil mo pakiki kabit sa may asawa. Wag mo sirain ang magadang iniwan ng mga sundalo natin sa death march sa bataan. Sabi mo sundalo ka, un pala pokpok ka sa AFP.
Ferdie Balanag | fmbalanag@yahoo.com | Dubai
Monday, August 18, 2014 at 09:32:02 PM PST

My uncle, Harrison S. Hughes, survived the Bataan Death March; was imprisoned, then placed aboard the Arisan Maru for transport to Japan as slave labor. The Arisan Maru was torpedoed by an American submarine enroute. My uncle met his fate at the bottom of the sea. My Grandmother did not get confirmation of his death until after the war was over. He was the eldest of her four sons. She attended the movie theater every Friday night pouring over the newsreels covering the Bataan Death March in the hope of getting a glimpse of her son. It never happened.
Barbara Gurth | bet.gurth@msn.com | Vancouver, WA USA
Monday, August 04, 2014 at 04:11:57 PM PST

Brave souls. War is so terrible
Dave Boy Green | D.green14@sky.com | Epping essex england
Friday, June 27, 2014 at 09:13:42 AM PST

My grandfather Alfredo Pineda was a survivor of Bataan Death March. We are very proud of him. In remembrance of him is there any internet site where we can find the list of Bataan March survivor. I supposed there are partial list since veterans were given an opportunity to go to America to honor their valor during the war. I hope someone can help me find the list.
Gilda Dionela | g_dionela@yahoo.com | London United Kingdom
Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 12:08:27 PM PST

We are two ex-British soldiers who have just completed the entire and original death march route on foot and carrying packs from Mariveles to Limay-Abucay-Lubao-and on to San Fernando (02/03/14- 06/03/14). Our journey did not stop at the 102 marker (San Fernando Station) as we continued on from Capas Talac following the markers up to the 111Km marker. Here we paid our respects at the shrine to American, Pilipino soldiers and innocent Czechoslovakian civilians. We then continued on foot to Camp O’Donnell and successfully completed the entire route in four and half days an approximate distance of just under 120km. The following day we went up Mt Pinatubo and the day after onto Corregidor with the final day paying our deepest respects at the American cemetery in Manila. May I say thank you to all the kind people of the Philippines who on route provided great hospitality and friendship even though their own personal circumstances were fraught with difficulties. In time we intend to post some pictures and a more detailed route map of the markers so others could absorb and empathise the harsh conditions both soldiers and innocent civilians had to endure.
Ives | ialee@capeplc.com | Scotland
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 05:58:28 AM PST

We are two ex-British soldiers who have just completed the entire and original death march route on foot and carrying packs from Mariveles to Limay-Abucay-Lubao-and on to San Fernando (02/03/14- 06/03/14). Our journey did not stop at the 102 marker (San Fernando Station) as we continued on from Capas Talac following the markers up to the 111Km marker. Here we paid our respects at the shrine to American, Pilipino soldiers and innocent Czechoslovakian civilians. We then continued on foot to Camp O’Donnell and successfully completed the entire route in four and half days an approximate distance of just under 120km. The following day we went up Mt Pinatubo and the day after onto Corregidor with the final day paying our deepest respects at the American cemetery in Manila. May I say thank you to all the kind people of the Philippines who on route provided great hospitality and friendship even though their own personal circumstances were fraught with difficulties. In time we intend to post some pictures and a more detailed route map of the markers so others could absorb and empathise the harsh conditions both soldiers and innocent civilians had to endure.
Ives | ialee@capeplc.com | Scotland
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 05:58:01 AM PST

We are two ex-British soldiers who have just completed the entire and original death march route on foot and carrying packs from Mariveles to Limay-Abucay-Lubao-and on to San Fernando (02/03/14- 06/03/14). Our journey did not stop at the 102 marker (San Fernando Station) as we continued on from Capas Talac following the markers up to the 111Km marker. Here we paid our respects at the shrine to American, Pilipino soldiers and innocent Czechoslovakian civilians. We then continued on foot to Camp O’Donnell and successfully completed the entire route in four and half days an approximate distance of just under 120km. The following day we went up Mt Pinatubo and the day after onto Corregidor with the final day paying our deepest respects at the American cemetery in Manila. May I say thank you to all the kind people of the Philippines who on route provided great hospitality and friendship even though their own personal circumstances were fraught with difficulties. In time we intend to post some pictures and a more detailed route map of the markers so others could absorb and empathise the harsh conditions both soldiers and innocent civilians had to endure.
Ives | ialee@capeplc.com | Scotland
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 05:57:41 AM PST

We are two ex-British soldiers who have just completed the entire and original death march route on foot and carrying packs from Mariveles to Limay-Abucay-Lubao-and on to San Fernando (02/03/14- 06/03/14). Our journey did not stop at the 102 marker (San Fernando Station) as we continued on from Capas Talac following the markers up to the 111Km marker. Here we paid our respects at the shrine to American, Pilipino soldiers and innocent Czechoslovakian civilians. We then continued on foot to Camp O’Donnell and successfully completed the entire route in four and half days an approximate distance of just under 120km. The following day we went up Mt Pinatubo and the day after onto Corregidor with the final day paying our deepest respects at the American cemetery in Manila. May I say thank you to all the kind people of the Philippines who on route provided great hospitality and friendship even though their own personal circumstances were fraught with difficulties. In time we intend to post some pictures and a more detailed route map of the markers so others could absorb and empathise the harsh conditions both soldiers and innocent civilians had to endure.
Ives | ialee@capeplc.com | Scotland
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 05:57:17 AM PST

We are two ex-British soldiers who have just completed the entire and original death march route on foot and carrying packs from Mariveles to Limay-Abucay-Lubao-and on to San Fernando (02/03/14- 06/03/14). Our journey did not stop at the 102 marker (San Fernando Station) as we continued on from Capas Talac following the markers up to the 111Km marker. Here we paid our respects at the shrine to American, Pilipino soldiers and innocent Czechoslovakian civilians. We then continued on foot to Camp O’Donnell and successfully completed the entire route in four and half days an approximate distance of just under 120km. The following day we went up Mt Pinatubo and the day after onto Corregidor with the final day paying our deepest respects at the American cemetery in Manila. May I say thank you to all the kind people of the Philippines who on route provided great hospitality and friendship even though their own personal circumstances were fraught with difficulties. In time we intend to post some pictures and a more detailed route map of the markers so others could absorb and empathise the harsh conditions both soldiers and innocent civilians had to endure.
Ives | ialee@capeplc.com | Scotland
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 05:56:57 AM PST

We are two ex-British soldiers who have just completed the entire and original death march route on foot and carrying packs from Mariveles to Limay-Abucay-Lubao-and on to San Fernando (02/03/14- 06/03/14). Our journey did not stop at the 102 marker (San Fernando Station) as we continued on from Capas Talac following the markers up to the 111Km marker. Here we paid our respects at the shrine to American, Pilipino soldiers and innocent Czechoslovakian civilians. We then continued on foot to Camp O’Donnell and successfully completed the entire route in four and half days an approximate distance of just under 120km. The following day we went up Mt Pinatubo and the day after onto Corregidor with the final day paying our deepest respects at the American cemetery in Manila. May I say thank you to all the kind people of the Philippines who on route provided great hospitality and friendship even though their own personal circumstances were fraught with difficulties. In time we intend to post some pictures and a more detailed route map of the markers so others could absorb and empathise the harsh conditions both soldiers and innocent civilians had to endure.
Ives | ialee@capeplc.com | Scotland
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 05:54:25 AM PST

We are two ex-British soldiers who have just completed the entire and original death march route on foot and carrying packs from Mariveles to Limay-Abucay-Lubao-and on to San Fernando (02/03/14- 06/03/14). Our journey did not stop at the 102 marker (San Fernando Station) as we continued on from Capas Talac following the markers up to the 111Km marker. Here we paid our respects at the shrine to American, Pilipino soldiers and innocent Czechoslovakian civilians. We then continued on foot to Camp O’Donnell and successfully completed the entire route in four and half days an approximate distance of just under 120km. The following day we went up Mt Pinatubo and the day after onto Corregidor with the final day paying our deepest respects at the American cemetery in Manila. May I say thank you to all the kind people of the Philippines who on route provided great hospitality and friendship even though their own personal circumstances were fraught with difficulties. In time we intend to post some pictures and a more detailed route map of the markers so others could absorb and empathise the harsh conditions both soldiers and innocent civilians had to endure.
Ives | ialee@capeplc.com | Scotland
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 05:53:35 AM PST

We are two ex-British soldiers who have just completed the entire and original death march route on foot and carrying packs from Mariveles to Limay-Abucay-Lubao-and on to San Fernando (02/03/14- 06/03/14). Our journey did not stop at the 102 marker (San Fernando Station) as we continued on from Capas Talac following the markers up to the 111Km marker. Here we paid our respects at the shrine to American, Pilipino soldiers and innocent Czechoslovakian civilians. We then continued on foot to Camp O’Donnell and successfully completed the entire route in four and half days an approximate distance of just under 120km. The following day we went up Mt Pinatubo and the day after onto Corregidor with the final day paying our deepest respects at the American cemetery in Manila. May I say thank you to all the kind people of the Philippines who on route provided great hospitality and friendship even though their own personal circumstances were fraught with difficulties. In time we intend to post some pictures and a more detailed route map of the markers so others could absorb and empathise the harsh conditions both soldiers and innocent civilians had to endure.
Ives | ialee@capeplc.com | Scotland
Tuesday, April 15, 2014 at 05:53:18 AM PST

KM. 64 I lived at my grandmother's house that is at the back of the marker I remember the old marker was the same as the KM marking My grandfather had escaped the march
Edison Salas Ordaz | edison_ordaz@yahoo.com | Hermosa, Bataan
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 at 09:28:00 PM PST

KM. 64 I lived at my grandmother's house that is at the back of the marker I remember the old marker was the same as the KM marking My grandfather had escaped the march
Edison Salas Ordaz | edison_ordaz@yahoo.com | Hermosa, Bataan
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 at 09:27:37 PM PST

KM. 64 I lived at my grandmother's house that is at the back of the marker I remember the old marker was the same as the KM marking My grandfather had escaped the march
Edison Salas Ordaz | edison_ordaz@yahoo.com | Hermosa, Bataan
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 at 09:27:28 PM PST

KM. 64 I lived at my grandmother's house that is at the back of the marker I remember the old marker was the same as the KM marking My grandfather had escaped the march
Edison Salas Ordaz | edison_ordaz@yahoo.com | Hermosa, Bataan
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 at 09:27:17 PM PST

KM. 64 I lived at my grandmother's house that is at the back of the marker I remember the old marker was the same as the KM marking My grandfather had escaped the march
Edison Salas Ordaz | edison_ordaz@yahoo.com | Hermosa, Bataan
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 at 09:26:41 PM PST

KM. 64 I lived at my grandmother's house that is at the back of the marker I remember the old marker was the same as the KM marking My grandfather had escaped the march
Edison Salas Ordaz | edison_ordaz@yahoo.com | Hermosa, Bataan
Tuesday, April 08, 2014 at 09:26:29 PM PST

i am a grandson of my late grandfather cpl Eugenio Totaan whom we never saw any pictures of him because during the war they buried all his uniform and photos by my grandmother to avoid captured by the japanese whom they will interrogate you once they find out your husband is a soldier. we have'nt seen any photo of him and we dont know how does he looks like so if anybody who knows him please try to contact me in my email address..i never learned to forget how hard they fought in bataan until he died fighting for our freedom..thanks and god bless..
ronald de jesus | kirons.reagan@yahoo.com | purok 6, Bagong Silang, Cabiao, Nueva Ecija.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 at 12:13:56 PM PST

i am a grandson of my late grandfather cpl Eugenio Totaan whom we never saw any pictures of him because during the war they buried all his uniform and photos by my grandmother to avoid captured by the japanese whom they will interrogate you once they find out your husband is a soldier. we have'nt seen any photo of him and we dont know how does he looks like so if anybody who knows him please try to contact me in my email address..i never learned to forget how hard they fought in bataan until he died fighting for our freedom..thanks and god bless..
ronald de jesus | kirons.reagan@yahoo.com | purok 6, Bagong Silang, Cabiao, Nueva Ecija.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 at 12:13:19 PM PST

i am a grandson of my late grandfather cpl Eugenio Totaan whom we never saw any pictures of him because during the war they buried all his uniform and photos by my grandmother to avoid captured by the japanese whom they will interrogate you once they find out your husband is a soldier. we have'nt seen any photo of him and we dont know how does he looks like so if anybody who knows him please try to contact me in my email address..i never learned to forget how hard they fought in bataan until he died fighting for our freedom..thanks and god bless..
ronald de jesus | kirons.reagan@yahoo.com | purok 6, Bagong Silang, Cabiao, Nueva Ecija.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 at 12:13:04 PM PST

i am a grandson of my late grandfather cpl Eugenio Totaan whom we never saw any pictures of him because during the war they buried all his uniform and photos by my grandmother to avoid captured by the japanese whom they will interrogate you once they find out your husband is a soldier. we have'nt seen any photo of him and we dont know how does he looks like so if anybody who knows him please try to contact me in my email address..i never learned to forget how hard they fought in bataan until he died fighting for our freedom..thanks and god bless..
ronald de jesus | kirons.reagan@yahoo.com | purok 6, Bagong Silang, Cabiao, Nueva Ecija.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 at 12:12:46 PM PST

i am a grandson of my late grandfather cpl Eugenio Totaan whom we never saw any pictures of him because during the war they buried all his uniform and photos by my grandmother to avoid captured by the japanese whom they will interrogate you once they find out your husband is a soldier. we have'nt seen any photo of him and we dont know how does he looks like so if anybody who knows him please try to contact me in my email address..i never learned to forget how hard they fought in bataan until he died fighting for our freedom..thanks and god bless..
ronald de jesus | kirons.reagan@yahoo.com | purok 6, Bagong Silang, Cabiao, Nueva Ecija.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 at 12:12:26 PM PST

i am a grandson of my late grandfather cpl Eugenio Totaan whom we never saw any pictures of him because during the war they buried all his uniform and photos by my grandmother to avoid captured by the japanese whom they will interrogate you once they find out your husband is a soldier. we have'nt seen any photo of him and we dont know how does he looks like so if anybody who knows him please try to contact me in my email address..i never learned to forget how hard they fought in bataan until he died fighting for our freedom..thanks and god bless..
ronald de jesus | kirons.reagan@yahoo.com | purok 6, Bagong Silang, Cabiao, Nueva Ecija.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 at 12:12:09 PM PST

i am a grandson of my late grandfather cpl Eugenio Totaan whom we never saw any pictures of him because during the war they buried all his uniform and photos by my grandmother to avoid captured by the japanese whom they will interrogate you once they find out your husband is a soldier. we have'nt seen any photo of him and we dont know how does he looks like so if anybody who knows him please try to contact me in my email address..i never learned to forget how hard they fought in bataan until he died fighting for our freedom..thanks and god bless..
ronald de jesus | kirons.reagan@yahoo.com | purok 6, Bagong Silang, Cabiao, Nueva Ecija.
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 at 12:11:50 PM PST

I am looking forward the record of my grandfather 3LT Artemio P.Rodriguez,of Btry F71st.....I just want to know if there's a recorded list of the soldier/armies who died on Bataan death march......
zhing rodriguez | july13_1968@yahoo.com | Tinaogan Bindoy Negros Oriental
Wednesday, April 02, 2014 at 06:36:11 AM PST

My uncle, 2nd Lt. Harrison S. Hughes survived the Bataan Death March, only to be taken prisoner, then placed on a Hellship for transport to Japan as slave labor. His ship, the Arisan Maru, unmarked as a prisoner ship, was torpedoed by an American submarine. One story among so many in this infamous chapter of American Government policy at the start of the battle for the Pacific preceding WWII.
B.E. Gurth | barbgurth@me.com | Vancouver, WA, USA
Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 04:26:44 PM PST

My uncle, 2nd Lt. Harrison S. Hughes survived the Bataan Death March, only to be taken prisoner, then placed on a Hellship for transport to Japan as slave labor. His ship, the Arisan Maru, unmarked as a prisoner ship, was torpedoed by an American submarine. One story among so many in this infamous chapter of American Government policy at the start of the battle for the Pacific preceding WWII.
B.E. Gurth | barbgurth@me.com | Vancouver, WA, USA
Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 04:25:13 PM PST

My uncle, 2nd Lt. Harrison S. Hughes survived the Bataan Death March, only to be taken prisoner, then placed on a Hellship for transport to Japan as slave labor. His ship, the Arisan Maru, unmarked as a prisoner ship, was torpedoed by an American submarine. One story among so many in this infamous chapter of American Government policy at the start of the battle for the Pacific preceding WWII.
B.E. Gurth | barbgurth@me.com | Vancouver, WA, USA
Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 04:24:50 PM PST

My eldest brother Prdro c. Pangan who was at the death march. He died in Camp O'Donnel. Up to this time I still grieve when I hear about the death march. I read the book " TEARS IN DARKNESS" which narrateed the hardships encountered by the soldiers both Americans and Filipinos.
FLORDELIZ C. PANGAN | flordeliz_pangan@yahoo.com | ORANGE COUNTY CA U.S.A
Wednesday, March 05, 2014 at 02:47:19 PM PST

Hello everybody, I am a grandson of a Filipino USAFFE soldier, PFC Benito C. Jusay, he is one of 22,000 Filipinos who died in Camp O' Donnell after the surrender in Bataan and Death March. I am hoping that someone has a roster list or something to show which unit did my grandfather belonged to? Thanks.
Raymund J. Mendoza | monty4766@yahoo.com | 28 versailles st, Better living paranaque philippines
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 01:02:43 AM PST

Hello everybody, I am a grandson of a Filipino USAFFE soldier, PFC Benito C. Jusay, he is one of 22,000 Filipinos who died in Camp O' Donnell after the surrender in Bataan and Death March. I am hoping that someone has a roster list or something to show which unit did my grandfather belonged to? Thanks.
Raymund J. Mendoza | monty4766@yahoo.com | 28 versailles st, Better living paranaque philippines
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 01:02:33 AM PST

Hello everybody, I am a grandson of a Filipino USAFFE soldier, PFC Benito C. Jusay, he is one of 22,000 Filipinos who died in Camp O' Donnell after the surrender in Bataan and Death March. I am hoping that someone has a roster list or something to show which unit did my grandfather belonged to? Thanks.
Raymund J. Mendoza | monty4766@yahoo.com | 28 versailles st, Better living paranaque philippines
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 01:02:19 AM PST

Hello everybody, I am a grandson of a Filipino USAFFE soldier, PFC Benito C. Jusay, he is one of 22,000 Filipinos who died in Camp O' Donnell after the surrender in Bataan and Death March. I am hoping that someone has a roster list or something to show which unit did my grandfather belonged to? Thanks.
Raymund J. Mendoza | monty4766@yahoo.com | 28 versailles st, Better living paranaque philippines
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 01:02:01 AM PST

Hello everybody, I am a grandson of a Filipino USAFFE soldier, PFC Benito C. Jusay, he is one of 22,000 Filipinos who died in Camp O' Donnell after the surrender in Bataan and Death March. I am hoping that someone has a roster list or something to show which unit did my grandfather belonged to? Thanks.
Raymund J. Mendoza | monty4766@yahoo.com | 28 versailles st, Better living paranaque philippines
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 01:01:50 AM PST

Hello everybody, I am a grandson of a Filipino USAFFE soldier, PFC Benito C. Jusay, he is one of 22,000 Filipinos who died in Camp O' Donnell after the surrender in Bataan and Death March. I am hoping that someone has a roster list or something to show which unit did my grandfather belonged to? Thanks.
Raymund J. Mendoza | monty4766@yahoo.com | 28 versailles st, Better living paranaque philippines
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 01:01:38 AM PST

Hello everybody, I am a grandson of a Filipino USAFFE soldier, PFC Benito C. Jusay, he is one of 22,000 Filipinos who died in Camp O' Donnell after the surrender in Bataan and Death March. I am hoping that someone has a roster list or something to show which unit did my grandfather belonged to? Thanks.
Raymund J. Mendoza | monty4766@yahoo.com | 28 versailles st, Better living paranaque philippines
Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 01:01:28 AM PST

MY BROTHER CPL. JEFFERSON OWEN LIGHTFOOT WAS IN THE MARCH HE SURVIVED BUT IS NOW DECEASED. HE STARTED WRITING A BOOK BUT COULD NOT BEAR TO FINISH IT ARE THERE ANY SURVIVORS OF THE 200TH ARTILLERY UNIT WAS FROM NEW MEXICO AND MONUMENT IN SANTA FE NM IS GONE
LUCRETIA LIGHTFOOT ANDREWS | crickett0912@aol.com | PALESTINE,TEXAS -ANDERSON COUNTY TEXAS
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 06:41:46 AM PST

MY BROTHER CPL. JEFFERSON OWEN LIGHTFOOT WAS IN THE MARCH HE SURVIVED BUT IS NOW DECEASED. HE STARTED WRITING A BOOK BUT COULD NOT BEAR TO FINISH IT ARE THERE ANY SURVIVORS OF THE 200TH ARTILLERY UNIT WAS FROM NEW MEXICO AND MONUMENT IN SANTA FE NM IS GONE
LUCRETIA LIGHTFOOT ANDREWS | crickett0912@aol.com | PALESTINE,TEXAS -ANDERSON COUNTY TEXAS
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 06:41:08 AM PST

MY BROTHER CPL. JEFFERSON OWEN LIGHTFOOT WAS IN THE MARCH HE SURVIVED BUT IS NOW DECEASED. HE STARTED WRITING A BOOK BUT COULD NOT BEAR TO FINISH IT ARE THERE ANY SURVIVORS OF THE 200TH ARTILLERY UNIT WAS FROM NEW MEXICO AND MONUMENT IN SANTA FE NM IS GONE
LUCRETIA LIGHTFOOT ANDREWS | crickett0912@aol.com | PALESTINE,TEXAS -ANDERSON COUNTY TEXAS
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 06:40:38 AM PST

MY BROTHER CPL. JEFFERSON OWEN LIGHTFOOT WAS IN THE MARCH HE SURVIVED BUT IS NOW DECEASED. HE STARTED WRITING A BOOK BUT COULD NOT BEAR TO FINISH IT ARE THERE ANY SURVIVORS OF THE 200TH ARTILLERY UNIT WAS FROM NEW MEXICO AND MONUMENT IN SANTA FE NM IS GONE
LUCRETIA LIGHTFOOT ANDREWS | crickett0912@aol.com | PALESTINE,TEXAS -ANDERSON COUNTY TEXAS
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 06:39:26 AM PST

MY BROTHER CPL. JEFFERSON OWEN LIGHTFOOT WAS IN THE MARCH HE SURVIVED BUT IS NOW DECEASED. HE STARTED WRITING A BOOK BUT COULD NOT BEAR TO FINISH IT ARE THERE ANY SURVIVORS OF THE 200TH ARTILLERY UNIT WAS FROM NEW MEXICO AND MONUMENT IN SANTA FE NM IS GONE
LUCRETIA LIGHTFOOT ANDREWS | crickett0912@aol.com | PALESTINE,TEXAS -ANDERSON COUNTY TEXAS
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 06:38:57 AM PST

MY BROTHER CPL. JEFFERSON OWEN LIGHTFOOT WAS IN THE MARCH HE SURVIVED BUT IS NOW DECEASED. HE STARTED WRITING A BOOK BUT COULD NOT BEAR TO FINISH IT ARE THERE ANY SURVIVORS OF THE 200TH ARTILLERY UNIT WAS FROM NEW MEXICO AND MONUMENT IN SANTA FE NM IS GONE
LUCRETIA LIGHTFOOT ANDREWS | crickett0912@aol.com | PALESTINE,TEXAS -ANDERSON COUNTY TEXAS
Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 06:33:51 AM PST

,,,,,in med 1980s some veterans of Bataan death march whom I met,like us.army veteran Vicente madrazo,buenvinido de Leon we talk about the death march and their life inside the camp odonel pow camp,,the horrible stories, and etc.
vet war us.army,likes v | metro@yahoo.com | phils.
Thursday, January 09, 2014 at 04:22:06 AM PST

,,,,,in med 1980s some veterans of Bataan death march whom I met,like us.army veteran Vicente madrazo,buenvinido de Leon we talk about the death march and their life inside the camp odonel pow camp,,the horrible stories, and etc.
vet war us.army,likes v | metro.com | phils.
Thursday, January 09, 2014 at 04:20:11 AM PST

,,,,,in med 1980s some veterans of Bataan death march whom I met,like us.army veteran Vicente madrazo,buenvinido de Leon we talk about the death march and their life inside the camp odonel pow camp,,the horrible stories, and etc.
vet war us.army,likes v | metro.com | phils.
Thursday, January 09, 2014 at 04:19:03 AM PST

,,,,,in med 1980s some veterans of Bataan death march whom I met,like us.army veteran Vicente madrazo,buenvinido de Leon we talk about the death march and their life inside the camp odonel pow camp,,the horrible stories, and etc.
vet war us.army,likes v | metro manila,phils. | phils.
Thursday, January 09, 2014 at 04:17:42 AM PST

GIRLIE C. NABUNAT pokpok at mistress sa Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, wala kang pinagkaiba sa Bataan. Isa ka pa namang opisyal ng AFP. Ilang may-asawa na sundalo at opisyal ang pinatos mo at casual sex lang ha? di ka nahiya sa mga totoong sundalo na nagbuwis buhay sa Bataan. Puwe!
Mark Binsalada | markbinsalada@yahoo.com | Quezon City
Thursday, January 02, 2014 at 01:04:57 AM PST

GIRLIE C. NABUNAT pokpok at mistress sa Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, wala kang pinagkaiba sa Bataan. Isa ka pa namang opisyal ng AFP. Ilang may-asawa na sundalo at opisyal ang pinatos mo at casual sex lang ha? di ka nahiya sa mga totoong sundalo na nagbuwis buhay sa Bataan. Puwe!
Mark Binsalada | markbinsalada@yahoo.com | Quezon City
Thursday, January 02, 2014 at 01:04:56 AM PST

GIRLIE C. NABUNAT pokpok at mistress sa Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, wala kang pinagkaiba sa Bataan. Isa ka pa namang opisyal ng AFP. Ilang may-asawa na sundalo at opisyal ang pinatos mo at casual sex lang ha? di ka nahiya sa mga totoong sundalo na nagbuwis buhay sa Bataan. Puwe!
Mark Binsalada | markbinsalada@yahoo.com | Quezon City
Thursday, January 02, 2014 at 01:01:50 AM PST

GIRLIE C. NABUNAT pokpok at mistress sa Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, wala kang pinagkaiba sa Bataan. Isa ka pa namang opisyal ng AFP. Ilang may-asawa na sundalo at opisyal ang pinatos mo at casual sex lang ha? di ka nahiya sa mga totoong sundalo na nagbuwis buhay sa Bataan. Puwe!
Mark Binsalada | markbinsalada@yahoo.com | Quezon City
Thursday, January 02, 2014 at 12:57:37 AM PST

GIRLIE C. NABUNAT pokpok at mistress sa Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City, wala kang pinagkaiba sa Bataan. Isa ka pa namang opisyal ng AFP. Ilang may-asawa na sundalo at opisyal ang pinatos mo at casual sex lang ha? di ka nahiya sa mga totoong sundalo na nagbuwis buhay sa Bataan. Puwe!
Mark Binsalada | markbinsalada@yahoo.com | Quezon City
Thursday, January 02, 2014 at 12:54:32 AM PST

Our father, Aniceto Balingit, was a survivor of the Death March. Would you have a easy map for us to follow. We plan on doing the same drive as you did.
Albert Balingit | Albalingit58@yahoo.com | 6280 South Land Park Drive
Friday, December 13, 2013 at 02:08:14 PM PST

Our father, Aniceto Balingit, was a survivor of the Death March. Would you have a easy map for us to follow. We plan on doing the same drive as you did.
Albert Balingit | Albalingit58@yahoo.com | 6280 South Land Park Drive
Friday, December 13, 2013 at 02:08:00 PM PST

Our father, Aniceto Balingit, was a survivor of the Death March. Would you have a easy map for us to follow. We plan on doing the same drive as you did.
Albert Balingit | Albalingit58@yahoo.com | 6280 South Land Park Drive
Friday, December 13, 2013 at 02:07:49 PM PST

Our father, Aniceto Balingit, was a survivor of the Death March. Would you have a easy map for us to follow. We plan on doing the same drive as you did.
Albert Balingit | Albalingit58@yahoo.com | 6280 South Land Park Drive
Friday, December 13, 2013 at 02:07:33 PM PST

Our father, Aniceto Balingit, was a survivor of the Death March. Would you have a easy map for us to follow. We plan on doing the same drive as you did.
Albert Balingit | Albalingit58@yahoo.com | 6280 South Land Park Drive
Friday, December 13, 2013 at 02:07:18 PM PST

Our father, Aniceto Balingit, was a survivor of the Death March. Would you have a easy map for us to follow. We plan on doing the same drive as you did.
Albert Balingit | Albalingit58@yahoo.com | 6280 South Land Park Drive
Friday, December 13, 2013 at 02:06:54 PM PST

Our father, Aniceto Balingit, was a survivor of the Death March. Would you have a easy map for us to follow. We plan on doing the same drive as you did.
Albert Balingit | Albalingit58@yahoo.com | 6280 South Land Park Drive
Friday, December 13, 2013 at 02:06:38 PM PST

Our father, Aniceto Balingit, was a survivor of the Death March. Would you have a easy map for us to follow. We plan on doing the same drive as you did.
Albert Balingit | Albalingit58@yahoo.com | 6280 South Land Park Drive
Friday, December 13, 2013 at 02:06:22 PM PST

Our father, Aniceto Balingit, was a survivor of the Death March. Would you have a easy map for us to follow. We plan on doing the same drive as you did.
Albert Balingit | Albalingit58@yahoo.com | 6280 South Land Park Drive
Friday, December 13, 2013 at 02:05:53 PM PST

Our father, Aniceto Balingit, was a survivor of the Death March. Would you have a easy map for us to follow. We plan on doing the same drive as you did.
Albert Balingit | Albalingit58@yahoo.com | 6280 South Land Park Drive
Friday, December 13, 2013 at 02:05:28 PM PST

Our beloved father, Capt. Lino Rivera Alindogan, a veteran of World War II, was a survivor of Bataan Death March. We never realized the true depth of his sacrifices for our country and his historical past until his passing away on February 13, 1990 because he rarely spoke about it. He will always be our hero. Thank you "Papa" for all your sacrifices for our country and your family. We love you so much!
The Family of Capt. Lino Rivera Alindogan | lagro7328@gmail.com | Juban, Sorsogon, Philippines
Friday, November 15, 2013 at 09:41:29 PM PST

Our beloved father, Capt. Lino Rivera Alindogan, a veteran of World War II, was a survivor of Bataan Death March. We never realized the true depth of his sacrifices for our country and his historical past until his passing away on February 13, 1990 because he rarely spoke about it. He will always be our hero. Thank you "Papa" for all your sacrifices for our country and your family. We love you so much!
The Family of Capt. Lino Rivera Alindogan | lagro7328@gmail.com | Juban, Sorsogon, Philippines
Friday, November 15, 2013 at 09:40:08 PM PST

Our beloved grandfather, MSGT. LEONCIO JOSEPH J. CRUZ, was also a survivor of the Bataan Death March. We never realized the true depth of his historical past until after his passing in 2010 because he rarely spoke about it. But after learning more about what he endured, it gave us a new understanding and appreciation of the love and dedication he had for his family. His legacy of success was not measure by how rich he was, but by how much he enriched the lives of others, especially his family.
Brenda Miller | Benicia, CA, USA
Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 07:56:09 PM PST

Our beloved grandfather, MSGT. LEONCIO JOSEPH J. CRUZ, was also a survivor of the Bataan Death March. We never realized the true depth of his historical past until after his passing in 2010 because he rarely spoke about it. But after learning more about what he endured, it gave us a new understanding and appreciation of the love and dedication he had for his family. His legacy of success was not measure by how rich he was, but by how much he enriched the lives of others, especially his family.
The Family of Joseph J. Cruz | Benicia, CA, USA
Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 07:55:03 PM PST

Our beloved grandfather, MSGT. LEONCIO JOSEPH J. CRUZ, was also a survivor of the Bataan Death March. We never realized the true depth of his historical past until after his passing in 2010 because he rarely spoke about it. But after learning more about what he endured, it gave us a new understanding and appreciation of the love and dedication he had for his family. His legacy of success was not measure by how rich he was, but by how much he enriched the lives of others, especially his family.
The Family of Joseph J. Cruz | Benicia, CA
Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 07:53:29 PM PST

Our beloved grandfather, MSGT. LEONCIO JOSEPH J. CRUZ, was also a survivor of the Bataan Death March. We never realized the true depth of his historical past until after his passing in 2010 because he rarely spoke about it. But after learning more about what he endured, it gave us a new understanding and appreciation of the love and dedication he had for his family. His legacy of success was not measure by how rich he was, but by how much he enriched the lives of others, especially his family.
The Family of Joseph J. Cruz | Benicia, CA
Sunday, November 10, 2013 at 07:53:11 PM PST

My father CAPT LINO RIVERA ALINDOGAN veteran, he was one of POW and joined that historical "death march"....
Nanette Alindogan Ortiz | nanette_ort@yahoo.com | Caloocan City, Philippines
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 11:52:37 PM PST

My father CAPT LINO RIVERA ALINDOGAN veteran, he was one of POW and joined that historical "death march"....
Nanette Alindogan Ortiz | nanette_ort@yahoo.com | Caloocan City, Philippines
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 11:52:06 PM PST

My father CAPT LINO RIVERA ALINDOGAN veteran, he was one of POW and joined that historical "death march"....
Nanette Alindogan Ortiz | nanette_ort@yahoo.com | Caloocan City, Philippines
Wednesday, October 23, 2013 at 11:51:31 PM PST

after w.war ii i met veteran luis edyisca serving in united states army, he surrender in may 1942 joined the bataan death march,pow in camp odonnell tarlac,after the war he is awarded by usdva for disability compensation pension.he is hon.discharged apo 707....his tour of duty in guam,u.s.a.rank..staff sgt.,,,,god bless america
jomeds dy | dysica yahoo.com | phils.
Sunday, August 11, 2013 at 02:09:26 AM PST

For those who need help,which have problems in claiming pension /benefits,we can offer you help. Please Contact us on tel#0932-2343-969
Rommel estabillo | rommel.estabillo@yahoo.com | Capas,Tarlac,Philippines
Tuesday, July 16, 2013 at 11:59:15 PM PST

My grandfather, Lolo Itoy, was one of the survivors of the Death March in Bataan. He is still alive today at age 96. He can still clearly narrate his experiences in that historical period in our country.
sunshine santos | sunshinesantos249@yahoo.com | quezon city, philippines
Friday, June 07, 2013 at 07:52:22 PM PST

my grandmother's brother, ISMAEL ILLO, was 21 when he joined the 1st div, phil army at camp murphy (now camp aguinaldo) in july 1941. he wrote his mother 2 times before the war broke out in december. the letters are still with us. from the documents in our possession, he was assigned at the ordnance maintenance cadre then inducted into the USAFFE as a SGT on dec 20, 1941. fast forward to 1953, a letter from a joaquin morales of guagua, pampanga confirmed the death of SGT ISMAEL ILLO on may 6, 1942 due to malaria and dysentery. SGT ILLO stayed in his house for less than a month. i still have to research where his unit was at this time but i am almost sure he was part of the infamous death march from bataan as the circumstances of his death coincided with the stories of the survivors-- that the march commenced from april 10 and lasted 6 days; that many were sick of dysentery; that guagua was along the route from mariveles to san fernando. he must have lasted the 5th or 6th day and was left in guagua to the care of the morales family. he was treated by a certain doctor bartolome pangan. a day after his burial, his brother marcelo whom we call lolo celo came and was led to his grave. his parents, my great grandparents received a pension from the US veterans' office until they died in 1964 and 1981. i still recall his photograph in military uniform used to hang in my grandmother's house, also the pacific campaign medal. later on i went to the ww2 memorial in fort bonifacio and tried to look for his name. sadly, his name is not engraved in the halls of the memorial, neither is his name included in the capas, tarlac ww2 memorial. we feel proud for him though. it must have been very difficult to walk for 5 days without water (only filthy water along the way which caused the dysentery) and food (only a cup of rice on the 5th day according to accounts). our family is grateful to the joaquin morales-juanita garcia family and also the bartolome pangan family for taking care of our LOLO ISMAEL.
RAUL | raulnagrampa@yahoo.com | Cam Sur, Philippines
Tuesday, April 09, 2013 at 07:37:26 AM PST

My grandfather HUGO EMPERADOR RIVERA was one of the brave soldier to march in Bataan, April 9, 1898 was his birthday he is also the one who make a signboard "TODAY IS MY BIRTHDAY" then Japanese soldier give him a gift, " not to walk in bare foot they gave him a pair of shoes.
JACKIE RIVERA | jackierivera0213@yahoo.com | cabanatuan city
Monday, April 08, 2013 at 06:22:28 PM PST

My grandfather Paulo G. Calairo was on of the survivors, unfortunately he passed in 2002. From what I gather, is that this event is something he never really liked to talk about, but was the reason he never ever wanted to be away from his family ever again.
Glenn Calairo | calairo15@yahoo.com | Ewa Beach, Hi by way of Bobon, Burgos, Ilocos Norte
Tuesday, April 02, 2013 at 01:59:20 AM PST

Good Day All, My wife and I will be traveling to the Philippines for a family affair this August. While there we are planning to walk around 20 miles (32 km) of the Bataan Death March route in memory of the veterans from that march as well as use this time to raise funds for veterans assisted through the Wounded Warrior Project back here in the States. We would like to start our walk at Memorial Marker 1 located in Mariveles and end the walk at Memorial Marker 32 in Orion but are unsure if this route is mostly highway or if a person can walk along this route. We greatly appreciate any assistance and/or suggestions as to the most feasible way to walk along a 20 mile section of the March. Thanks in advance for your assistance Jim
James Lang | jimdanone@yahoo.com | East Stroudsburg, PA
Monday, April 01, 2013 at 09:13:54 AM PST

hi, i would like to ask for your help with regards to the bataan death march... my uncle from the US and his friends is coming to the Philippines for a few days to make a documentary about the Bataan death march and prisoners who escaped from Davao penal colony in 1943. they are interested oral history and is wondering if they can talk to anyone who was involve then. Can i ask for anyone who can help with the study of bataan death march?? appreciate your response... you may reach me on my e-mail address: kyuufernandez@yahoo.com thank you very much!!!! i've written my e-mail contact wrongly on my first post I'm Sorry it's kyuufernandez@yahoo.com
kyuu fernandez | kyuufernandez@yahoo.com | Valenzuela City Philippines
Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 08:46:15 PM PST

hi, i would like to ask for your help with regards to the bataan death march... my uncle from the US and his friends is coming to the Philippines for a few days to make a documentary about the Bataan death march and prisoners who escaped from Davao penal colony in 1943. they are interested oral history and is wondering if they can talk to anyone who was involve then. Can i ask for anyone who can help with the study of bataan death march?? appreciate your response... you may reach me on my e-mail address: kyuuferrnandez@yahoo.com thank you very much!!!!
kyuu fernandez | kyuufernandez@yahoo.com | Valenzuela City Philippines
Sunday, March 31, 2013 at 08:25:39 PM PST

IN 1970S I MET ONE OF THE VETERAN OF BATAAN DEATH MARCH ,HE IS MR.EXEQUEL PAALAM FROM MINDANAO.HE IS SERVING IN UNITED STATES ARMY , HE IS ALSO A FORMER MEMBER IN OLD PHIL.SCOUT.,DURING THE SURRENDER IN 1942 ,HE IS A SURVIVOR OF BATAAN DEATH MARCH, EX-POW,FOR MORE THAN TEN DAYS HE EXPERIENCE THE LONG WALK AT BATAAN,DURING THE CAPTURED IN POW CAMP HE IS SICK OF MALARIA,ETC.HE HAS ALSO A FRIEND WHO WALK TOGETHER THE DEATH MARCH, HE IS SGT.TIMOTEO RAUTO ALSO A US.ARMY ,EX -POW.,SERVING IN QMTR.
THEO n.MATTERIO | mATTER@YAHOO.COM | phils.
Sunday, March 10, 2013 at 12:50:00 AM PST

I was born and raised in Bridgeport, CT. I lived next door to an older gentleman who was extremely nice looking and always well dressed. He owned the Cadillac franchise in town and seemed to be well liked. His name was Henry Mucci. I remember someone telling me when I was about 10-11 that he was a WW2 hero but no one ever really talked about what he had done. I just remember how nice he was to me when we met outside in the neighborhood. He always asked me about school and my dog and really seemed interested in what I had to say. It wasn't until years later when I was an adult and had moved away that I picked up a copy of TIME magazine one day. They listed obituaries of famous people and I was astounded to see a picture of Col. Henry Mucci and a description of how he had led the military team that freed the prisoners at Bataan. Several years ago, I saw a movie that told the story of this and Col. Mucci was given the proper honors for his part in it. When we were in Santa Fe a while back, I made a point of visiting the Bataan Museum and learning more about this. And several months ago, I saw a car that had a Bataan survivor license plate on it here in Reno. I tried to follow it but was unable to catch up with it. I happened to find this site and just wanted to add my comments. Thank you.
Marilyn Breslow | 6155 Plumas St. # 129 Reno, NV. 89519
Monday, February 18, 2013 at 10:15:19 PM PST

My uncle died of dysentery at Camp O'Donnell in 1942 at age 20. He was buried at the camp and was reinterred at Ft. McKinley in Manilla. I can see his name barely listed in one of the photos of the memorial shown on this site. If a local person could kindly take a photo and email it to me I would be honored and in deep gratitude. His name is Helms, James G. PVT. Thank you.
Candice Piper | candicepiper@yahoo.com | Muir Beach, California, USA
Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 04:37:34 PM PST

The Walk By Carlo G. Soldevilla He walked selflessly after Bataan fell Not knowing why he walked, and walked and walked That would at some point in time Lead him to his final destiny, his resting place – the Camp O’donnell in Capas, Philippines. Dysentery took his life My 24-year old uncle, a USAFFE, single, at that moment in time Said goodbye to the world after walking from Bataan to Capas That’s more than a hundred kilometer-walk I know A walk for more than 2 days. For a weak person, walking long under the summer intense heat Will make one more weaker, you know. His mother (Trinidad Hechanova Geroche), upon hearing of his death Almost got mad Her eldest son lost his breath as a prisoner-of-war. As a consequence, she got a U.S. pension for that- as a ‘monthly payment’ for her lost son I don’t how it (pension) would comfort a loving, grieving mom. Each day we walk our way out of Bataan But let it be a walk of freedom Not that we walk because we are mandated to Let our walk be slow and may we reach our destiny A walk that leads to righteousness From darkness to the light of day. ---- The Walk Poem written by yours truly, Carlo G. Soldevilla on October 30, 2012 as a tribute to my uncle (my mom’s oldest brother) who died of dysentery after walking long miles from Bataan to Capas after the ‘Fall of Bataan’ in the Philippines during World War II. His My uncle’s name was inadvertently interchanged (first name first, instead of the surname: QUINTIN, GEROCHE) which took me 2 years before finally seeing my uncle’s graveyard, and my uncle’s name etched in the Capas National Shrine marble wall in Capas, Tarlac, Philippines. Uncle Quintin’s father, my lolo Agapito was also a U.S. World War I veteran, thus my grandma or lola received two (2) U.S. pensions after World Wars I & II.
Carlo G. Soldevilla | alacil@yahoo.com | Philippines
Friday, February 08, 2013 at 02:28:24 AM PST

Is there a list of names of the Bataan Death March survivors. My late grandfather, DOMINGO DAYRIT was also a survivor of the Death March. I would like to see his name there. And by the way, I think this site is a great way of honoring their memories.
Darwin Dayrit | darwinddayrit@yahoo.com | Olongapo City, Subic Zambales, Philippines
Wednesday, January 09, 2013 at 09:11:01 AM PST

I thought this site helped alot. Because i did not know how many Kms they walked and how nice that they put astounding grave stones for our brave and strong soldiers that fell in battle.
Melody | Paradise, California
Monday, December 17, 2012 at 01:46:23 PM PST

My father was in the Bataan Death March and I know he died in New Orleans in 1987. How would I know where he was buried?
Harold | harryo2468@lycos.com | Mexico
Friday, December 14, 2012 at 08:35:43 AM PST

I am planning to visit my sister in Manila. I would also want to visit Bataan to reminisce my grandfather Emilio Castillo. I only hear stories about him from my late mother. I never knew him nor a picture of him. But to be where he was is another dream to take.
Rachel C. Fragante | czeherazade@yahoo.com | Bacolod City Philippines
Monday, December 10, 2012 at 10:57:30 PM PST

Id like to find information on my uncle, Louis Fernando Martinez. If his name is written anywhere or what others may know about him
Tom DeHerrera | tomjdeh@aol.com | 7965 Sherman Street Denver Colorado 80221
Wednesday, December 05, 2012 at 12:36:36 AM PST

well,i was on vacation last june,2012 and was visiting my nephew and family in o'donnell,capas.my siater and a friend take a visit to the DEATH MARCH NAT.SHRINE and found ourselves making a tour to the shrine and had a look of the marble wall where names of POWS where inscripted to the wall,to my surprise i read the name of my late father ESPERDION CASTRO,me and my sister never thought that he was a soldier before because he did not tell anthing about it.my mind start to reminise the pain and suffering they had before that why maybe he never spoke about it.to my curiousity i ask my uncle if it is true he join the force.to my astonishment my uncle reviewed all the memories my father told him about the war.so,i am so proud about my father being a soldier and less i never thought he suffered mental disturbance in those time.my request now is to ask how my mother will take the benefits of being the widow of a veteran.thank you for this space.
alicia castro kamly | alicekam.3m@gmail.com. | gafsa .tunisia
Friday, November 16, 2012 at 06:50:25 AM PST

well,i was on vacation last june,2012 and was visiting my nephew and family in o'donnell,capas.my siater and a friend take a visit to the DEATH MARCH NAT.SHRINE and found ourselves making a tour to the shrine and had a look of the marble wall where names of POWS where inscripted to the wall,to my surprise i read the name of my late father ESPERDION CASTRO,me and my sister never thought that he was a soldier before because he did not tell anthing about it.my mind start to reminise the pain and suffering they had before that why maybe he never spoke about it.to my curiousity i ask my uncle if it is true he join the force.to my astonishment my uncle reviewed all the memories my father told him about the war.so,i am so proud about my father being a soldier and less i never thought he suffered mental disturbance in those time.my request now is to ask how my mother will take the benefits of being the widow of a veteran.thank you for this space.
alicia castro kamly | alicekam.3m@gmail.com. | gafsa .tunisia
Friday, November 16, 2012 at 06:47:08 AM PST

my father-in-law juan narvaez is a survivor of the BATAAN DEATH MARCH.He definitely saw how the Japanese soldier abuse and attack the victims, He was 10 years old then.
mavi narvaez | mavinarvaez_caravan@yahoo.com | 036 gen malvar ave pob 1 sto tomas batangas philippines
Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 07:12:06 AM PST

Please help me to find the name of my Grand Father name JACINTO SALVORO, i want to visit there in bataan but i do not know where in bataan...anybody can help me????please??? and please send your message in email add. thank you
Romy | Oming_cal@yahoo.com | Negros Oriental
Friday, November 02, 2012 at 09:01:28 PM PST

My uncle Quintin Geroche (his name posted in Capas National Shrine as Geroche Quintin) died of dysentery in O'donnell camp after long march known as death march from Bataan to Capas. He was 24 years old that time. He is my mom's (now deceased) eldest brother and the oldest in the family. He was a USAFFE. I used to visit his grave site in Capas, Tarlac with my motorcycle and sometimes with my car. (My mom and my uncle Quintin's dad was also a veteran (U.S. Veteran) during world war I.). If you have a relative who was a U.S. vet during world war II and you need a tour guide going there at capas, let me now, I'll be of help. Thanks.
Carlo G. Soldevilla | alacil@yahoo.com | Block 12, Lot 25 Granville Homes, Newton Street, Malagasang II, Imus, Cavite
Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 02:20:50 AM PST

it would be really hard to list those whom died over battan the list would total over 75,000 names and then still more that survived died years later due to there conditions from the death march this i know and have seen men still dying from battan injuries in the 1990's i even new escapees that survived the philippine jungles for along time on there own,with the upmost respect to all military people this is truly one neither country should forget,there is also graves at intramuras,where american and filipino was dumped into mass grave and buried there a cross stands today marking the graves
al wade | owlinthewoods@msn.com | present philippines
Monday, September 17, 2012 at 03:56:29 AM PST

I met w war II veteran from cebu,during the war years he served in USAFFE,ex pow in bataan death march,he is now a us.citizen,residing in manila,he recieved monthly pension from us.department of veterans affairs,more than 2,000 dollars he recieved monthly.mr.gonzales is one of the lucky veterans who survived in long death march,now he is 92 years old,hoping that all our heros veterans will be benifited the same amount......
rio de canes | canes@yahoo.com | manila,phils.
Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 04:28:53 AM PST

My great great uncle, James Stegner, was killed by dysentery at Capas, Tarlac during this march. If there is any record or list of casaulties please post them. That way we can all find our honorable loved ones
Dakota Shelton | gto389dragster@yahoo.com | rutledge,Georgia,USA
Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 10:49:30 PM PST

my uncle,Garland Onley, was killed on this march. He had arrived earlier as part of a works project and as the war begin,he joined and stayed in this area. We see him listed as a death under "projects." I assume that means he was working with the governmental engineering program. We know nothing about his death. Any information would be much appreciated. THough all his immeidate family is deceased, my brother and I would very much to know his sacrifice and his trials. Thank you. He grew up in eastern north carolina in a small town named Hertford
linda seymour | loseymour@embarqmail.com | 105 NW 4th Street, snow Hill
Friday, June 15, 2012 at 08:40:06 PM PST

I am very saddened and yet very excited and interested to read the comments on this book because I also have a story to tell. My father ,Sixto Baraceros, was also a Bataan Death March survivor and very proud of it. His experiences were like a roll of film played over and over again as he related them to us his children. He came to live in California since 1982 as a result of his service to the US Army and received the pensions due to him . He died April 4, 2009 at 91 years old and received the full military burial honors in a military section of North Kern Cemetery.He was survived by his wife who is now 89 yrs old and 7 children. Before his demise he was active with the Veterans organization and served as Commander. During his Golden years he loved to watch any documentary films about the war in the Pacific especially when there's a documentary about The Bataan Death March, read a lot of books and cried reading The Ghost Soldiers which he finished in 3 days then read it all again. He was there and he recalled the events.
Fidelina Baraceros-Bouffard | fidbar@comcast.net | Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Friday, June 01, 2012 at 11:14:17 AM PST

To all living POW veterans, widows of the late POW veteran are entitled to claim their benefits to US gov.If you need help just write a message to this email add: joemandapat@ymail.com
Joe Mandapat | joemandapat@ymail.com | Manila
Tuesday, April 24, 2012 at 05:44:16 PM PST

I never met my grandfather because they said he died during the war. He belong to the Philippine scouts. Story's said He was was one of those who escape in the famours death march but died while on transit from mindoro to marinduque. Anyway my lolo's name is Florentino Delos Santos. Does anybody from the remaining Philippine scouts remember my lolo
Andrew Tenorio | andrew_tenorio@yahoo.com | Pasay City
Monday, April 09, 2012 at 01:43:44 AM PST

Hello. My late father is Atty Ramon G. Marfori Sr. from Calauan, Laguna. He and his younger brother Arsenio were both Bataan Vets and Death March Survivors. They were both with the Headquarters Company , 41st Division, Philippine Army. One can write a book of his experiences both sad and to some extent humorous before, during and after the Death March. He and his brother, by a stroke of luck were in the dreaded infirmary in Camp O'Donnel in Capas when the Japanese declared an amnesty to all sick Filipino soldiers belonging to the 8 provinces that revolted against the Spaniards.After resting for a few months, they joined the Guerilla Unit in their town until liberation. A small monument bearing their names as well as other USAFFE veterans can be found at Calauan's town plaza.
Bong | marfori2001@yahoo.com | Calauan, Laguna, Philippines
Sunday, April 08, 2012 at 08:29:21 PM PST

my grandfather walked with a bunch of these honorable death march heroes... sadly, my grandad died in 2008 of Alzheimer's.... I will forever love and remember him and his heroic service to our country...
Gelly Halili | Pampanga
Sunday, April 08, 2012 at 06:07:43 AM PST

This is great memory for all Filipinos and American soldiers who devoted their mission for freedom, this history should be remains a history forevermore..God Bless, and thanks for having this this site/blogs.
cleofer Jerry | cjerry07@yahoo.com | Guagua-Cagayan de Oro-Camiguin-Cebu
Tuesday, April 03, 2012 at 06:10:18 PM PST

My father, BENJAMIN P. CEPEDA, is one of the soldiers who go on the death march during the WWII. He relate to us that he was able to escape and survive. After the war, he joined the Philippine Army and retired. After his retirement, he was receiving pension from the Philippine Army and at the Philippine Veterans Affairs Office, but unfortunately, he was not able to receive any benefits as members of the United State Armed Forces at the Far East (USAFFE) until his death. Prior to his death, when we are working to get his benefit, it is always said that my father's name is not included in the roster lists of the USAFFE. Until now we, his family were not able to get any benefit!
ERNESTO H. CEPEDA | naturesbountytours@ymail.com | No. 49 Rev. Garcia St., Project 4, Quezon City, Philippines
Monday, April 02, 2012 at 11:01:03 PM PST

Rudy Parra from Pomona Ca. died in Pomona Ca. He was a soldier who was given the famous pipe he displayed and used. I wrote his eulogy. He suffered the post war trauma of war. In his late years he found peace in the safety of the Lord Jesus and died peacefully. One of my distant relatives marched the enactment of the Bataan March in Las Cruces, New Mexico area. I will include that eulogy in honor of all those who lived and suffered that tragedy. A CALL TO DUTY AN EULOGY TO RUDY PARRA BY MIGUEL G MATURINO PHD MAY 20, 1995 AD. RUBY, RUDY, RANDY, FREDDY, AND JAIME PARRA THE PEACE OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST OUR LORD BRING YOU PEACE IN THIS MOST DIFFICULT TIME OF THE LOSS OF YOUR BELOVED HUSBAND, FATHER, AND FORGOTTEN HERO WHO SERVED IN A MOST DIFFICULT TIME OF A HORRIFIC WAR DIVIDING US IN TWO. IT WAS MEN LIKE HIM WHO GAVE ALL FOR THE CAUSE OF FREEDOM IN OUR LAND. MAY THE WORLD LONG REMEMBER THEIR SACRIFICE TO THE NATION AND THE WORLD. FOR WE ARE TRULY THE LAND OF THE FREE AND HOME OF THE BRAVE. I AM HONORED TO DELIVER A MOST SOLEMN EULOGY TO MY BOTHER IN LAW AND BROTHER IN THE LORD RODOLFO PARRA EN LOS AÑOS DE LA (II) SEGUNDA GUERRA MUNDIAL EN LOS BARRIOS Y EN LOS HUMILDES HOGARES SE ESCUCHABAN LOS LLANTOS Y DESPEDIDAS DE HIJOS QUE SALÍAN A TIERRAS LEJANAS A DEFENDER LOS INTERESES DEL MUNDO LIBRE. LAS FUERZAS ARMADAS DE LOS ESTADOS UNIDOS DE NORTE AMÉRICA FUERON ATACADOS EN HAWÁI EN DICIEMBRE 7, 1941. SE ESCUCHABAN CANCIONES EN LOS BARRIOS Y LA MISMA CANCIÓN SE ESCUCHABA VEZ TRAS VEZ. ASÍ SE OÍA. Original lyrics that were used during the eulogy of Mr. Rudy Parra Me voy de soldado raso Voy a ingresar a las fila, De los valientes muchachos A cumplir mi acometida. Adiós muchachos valientes Sus padres así decían, Que dejan madres queridas Llorando su despedida. Espero en Dios que me cuide De la metralla y de lamuerte, Del dolor y el quebranto Que se, que así ha de ser mi suerte. MUCHOS HACÍAN SUS ULTIMAS CARTAS ANTES DE ENTRAR A BATALLA. LA TRAGEDIA DE DOLOR Y QUEBRANTO LLEGABA A MADRES QUE PERDÍAN A SUS HIJOS. RUDY REGRESO CON EL ALMA DESTRUIDA Y CON UN DOLOR QUE UN DÍA DIOS LO SANO. DIOS BORRO TODO SU QUEBRANTO Y ENJUGO SUS LAGRIMAS DE TODA UNA VIDA EN UN SOLO INSTANTE. A CALL TO DUTY ONCE UPON A TIME DECEMBER 10, IN THE YEAR OF ’41 WHEN HELL LET LOOSE AND THE WORLD WAS INVOLVED IN HORROR AND WAR, THERE CAME A CALL TO ALL BRAVE MEN. THE HIDEOUS THING OF 12, 7, OF ’41 WOULD MOVE BRAVE MEN TO DEFEND CHILDREN, WOMAN AND THE OLD. YES!, THE YOUNG, THE FREE, THE HUMBLE , AND THE OLD NEEDED THEM. ALL WENT TO THIS GREAT CAUSE AND FOUND THEMSELVES IN THIS GREAT WAR. THE COMMANDER AND CHIEF OF THIS GREAT LAND THERE HE SAID, ‘MACARTHUR, GO AND TAKE WITH YOU A FEW BRAVE MEN, DEFEND THE POOR, THE HELPLESS CHILDREN, WOMEN, OLD MEN, ALL. THE PHILIPPINES WE MUST DEFEND. THE AXIS POWERS WE MUST STOP. ’ THE ROLL WAS CALLED AND BOLDLY ALL JOINED ON. AS RUDY WAITED HIS NAME WAS CALLED. LOUDLY THE SERGEANT SHOUTED, “RODOLFO PARRA!” AMIDST THE CROWD THE SILENCE BROKE, A SHOUT RANG CLEAR, “RODOLFO PARRA REPORTING SIR.” THE STEPS WERE O SO FIRM AND ENTERED HE IN. ON SHIPS, ON PLAINS, ON JEEP, AND TANKS, THESE BRAVE MEN WENT AND LANDED IN THE PHILIPPINES. THE ODDS WERE GREAT; SOME SAID IT WAS 250 TO 1. ONLY GOD COULD HELP THEM IN THIS DIRE HOUR. AS THE JAPANESE FIRE SWEPT THROUGHOUT THE EASTERN ISLES, IT WAS THESE BRAVE MEN WHO HELD THE TIE. ANTIQUATED GUNS, LACK OF BULLETS, MEDICINE, AND FOOD. ON THEY WENT ABANDONED SOULS IN FOREIGN SOIL. NO ONE COULD CLAIM THEM, ABANDONED BY THEIR COUNTRY, AND LEFT TO DIE. STILL THEY PRESSED AND CONTINUED ON. IT WAS LIKE THE HAND OF GOD, WHICH HELD THE ENEMY AT BAY. “ENOUGH YOU’VE DONE,” GOD MUST HAVE SAID. SURELY, THE BLOOD OF INNOCENTS MUST HAVE AT LAST BEEN HEARD. THEY BURNED HIS CHILDREN WHILE AT PRAYER, THOUSANDS WERE TORCHED PRAISING JESUS. SO IT WAS, AS IF THE HAND OF GOD WHO HAD SENT HIM THERE. HE LED RUDY TROUGH HUNGER, DEATH, HORROR, AND SWORD. ‘TWAS ONLY FAITH IN GOD THAT KEPT HIM GOING, THOSE YEARS, MONTHS, DAYS AND HOURS. UP THE HILL, THE SWAMPS, THE HEAT, HORROR, DEATH, BOMBS, WIRE, AND SWORD STILL THEY MARCH JUST TO HOLD ON. ALL TOOK TOLL ON DISTANT SHORES. THE FRONT LINE, THE FLANKS, THE RIGHT, THE LEFT, HORROR, TERROR, DEATH DID STRIKE. IN SPARE SILENCE, THE CHAPLAIN’S PRAYER COULD BE HEARD; ‘THOUGH I WALK THROUGH THE VALLEY OF THE SHADOW OF DEATH, I WILL FEAR NO EVIL, FOR YOU ARE WITH ME. THEN IF YOU ARE WITH ME WHY; THEN WHY SHOULD I FEAR?’ FOR RUDY IN HIS UNSPOKEN SILENCE HE WOULD SAY TODAY; ‘NO ONE CAN TRULY SAY WHAT TERROR AND UNHOLY HORROR MY EYES DID SEE. WHAT I HID IN MY MIND THOSE FIFTY YEAR. I FOUND A GLIMPSE OF PEACE IN MY SOLACE IN ONE GREAT DEED AND ALWAYS KEPT ALIVE ON WHAT HE SAID. ONE DAY IN HASTE HE SAID TO US IN GREAT DISTRESS, ‘IT PAINS ME TO LEAVE YOU HERE IN THE PHILIPPINES; BUT, “I WILL BE BACK.” ’ TO PROVE HIS POINT HE TOOK A PIPE AND TOOK A HUMBLE PRIVATE AND POINTED, “SOLDIER, YOU, TAKE THIS PIPE, HOLD IT FOR ME, I AM COMING BACK TO PICK IT UP. HANG ON TO IT, I WILL BE BACK. RODOLFO PARRA, IS THAT YOUR NAME?” ONWARD AND AWAY HE WENT. HEAVILY OUTNUMBERED, YES THEY WERE. IN BATAAN, CORRIGIDOR, THE MARCH OF DEATH, WHAT KNOWS YOU OF THAT? IN BATAAN, THERE WAS THE HORROR, SUFFERING, TERROR, FIRING SQUADS, FRIENDLY FIRE, INFORMANTS, TORTURE, SOME TRAITOR? YOU BET, OF THAT I AM SURE! I SAW THE WORSE. AGAIN, IT IS SOMETIMES SAID, ‘NO ONE CAN KNOW TODAY THE HELL OF WAR CAN BRING TO YOU. ’ THE HIDEOUS BATAAN MARCH, I SAY AGAIN, ‘THE WORSE WE ATE, SHOULD THERE BE MORE.’ THE SMILE I WORE WAS A MASK OF DEATH. I COULD NOT REMOVE ALL IN MY OWN. I DROWNED IN JACK DANIELS FOR PAIN RELIEF TO MASK THE PAIN, THE HORRORS, DEATH… ALL. WHEN DAD PASSED MY FATE WAS SEALED. I KNEW IT WELL MY TIME LIKE HIS WOULD COME. I HAD DIED A THOUSAND DEATHS. JACK DANIELS LOST ITS STRENGTH AT LAST. ITS POWER COULD NOT HIDE MY PAIN NO LONGER. MY SORROWS, MY SILENT TEARS, NO ONE COULD HEAL. AT LAST WHEN ALL HOPE WAS LOST GOD’S SON TO ME HE CAME. ” WITH THE TIME SO SHORT AND NEARING DEATH, THE SON OF GOD CAME TO RUDY’S SIDE. HE CALLED ON THE NAME OF THE LORD. THERE AT HIS DEATHBED JESUS CAME. AND IF WE COULD UNDERSTAND THE VOICE OF THE LORD SPEAKING TO ALL THE MEN WHO WERE SENT TO STOP A WORLD WIDE AGGRESSION, ‘WITH YOUR SUFFERING AND YOUR HELP, THE ROAD WAS CLEAR.’ WITH HIS GASPING WORDS, YOU COULD HEAR RUDY PARRA WHISPERING AS HE WAITED THERE, “RUDY PARRA, REPORTING LORD.” LAY HIM NOT BE PLACED IN A COLD, COLD, GRAVE, LEST WE FORGET, HE WAS JUST A MAN LIKE YOU AND ME. HE WAS ONE OF THOUSANDS WHO PUT A STOP TO THE HORROR OF THE JAPANESE CAMPAIGN, A HERO INDEED. PSALMS 91
Miguel Maturino | mgmaturin@sbcglobal.net | 1372 Turquise Dr., Corona Ca. 92882
Saturday, March 17, 2012 at 09:36:26 PM PST

I was privileged to have served in the late 50's/early 60's with two Sgt's by the names of Harry Lapointe and Harrold Offenberger whom I was told were survivors of the Baaton death march. I sure would like to know if this is factual?
Jimmie L. McKay | jimmymckay@suddenlink.net | Lindale, Texas/USA
Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 03:08:05 PM PST

I was looking to find information about those who died on the march, my grandfaters brother (Billy Horn) was killed on the march. I was looking to see if they had those mens names somewhere and if there is a marker or what.
Tina | tinaelwess@ymail.com | 17007 SE Stark #6 Portland, Or
Monday, March 05, 2012 at 01:28:48 PM PST

I want to Visit these markers and trails... Nowadays these markers are just ordinary structure for those who do not understand what these things really mean.
Wilfredo b. Garcia | wilfredobgarcia@yahoo.com | Mexico, Pampanga, Philippines
Wednesday, February 29, 2012 at 05:15:41 PM PST

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Friday, February 03, 2012 at 02:02:34 AM PST

My grandfather's was Major Marcos Fontillas Maggay originally from San Narciso Zambales. He survived the Bataan Death March. My grandmother (who is turning 101 this year) has been requesting that we visit a Memorial which lists the survivors of the Bataan Death March (she says my grandfather's name is listed therein). Does anyone have any idea whether there is such a memorial? I would really appreciate your help as I have taken my grandmother to Tarlac, but didn't have any luck. Thanks
Leah | leahrental@yahoo.com | Manila
Wednesday, February 01, 2012 at 06:18:21 PM PST

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Monday, January 30, 2012 at 01:07:49 AM PST

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Sunday, January 29, 2012 at 07:46:47 PM PST

In the 1950's I met Paul H. Marshall who had excaped while on the Bataan Death March, hooked up with rebel forces until the US returned. Paul had written a book about his experiences but I am unable to trace it down or his nephew Micheal Paul Marshall who had a copy of the book. Anyone with any information about Paul, Mike, or the book, I would apprieciate a heads up.
Don McKinley | martidon1970@gmail.com | 1663 Dufferin Crescent #2, Nanaimo, BC V9S5T4
Tuesday, January 10, 2012 at 04:10:58 PM PST

my uncle survied the March and came home, Francis (Tucky) Fenton from Connecticut, any comments please contact me
janet james | jjames243@aol.com | 7 snug harbor rd, milford, ct 06460
Friday, January 06, 2012 at 03:30:15 PM PST

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dennise b. delosreyes | dennisedelosreyes@yahoo.com | calamba city
Tuesday, January 03, 2012 at 03:45:32 AM PST

My Father Hermogenes Pineda Arrieta, was a survivor of Death March and also a member of the USAFE, when i was in elementary i remembered him often telling me what he experienced in Death March, the pain, the agony, the brutal killing of the Japanese when some of his colleagues had a hard time in walking due to the wounds they were inflicted the thirst, hunger, he thought he wasn't able to survived...My father was a Philippine Constabulary then and Civil Engineer at the same time, after the war he worked at Camp Aguinaldo until 1972, as Master Seargeant and Civil Engineer, we the dependents, can we still apply for US VISA? i am on my late 40's now, i heared that they are very lenient for the dependents of WWII veterans and USAFE members...
Mayette | mab0226@yahoo.com | Anabu, Imus, Cavite, Philippines
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 11:39:15 AM PST

My Father Hermogenes Pineda Arrieta, was a survivor of Death March and also a member of the USAFE, when i was in elementary i remembered him often telling me what he experienced in Death March, the pain, the agony, the brutal killing of the Japanese when some of his colleagues had a hard time in walking due to the wounds they were inflicted the thirst, hunger, he thought he wasn't able to survived...My father was a Philippine Constabulary then and Civil Engineer at the same time, after the war he worked at Camp Aguinaldo until 1972, as Master Seargeant and Civil Engineer, we the dependents, can we still apply for US VISA? i am on my late 40's now, i heared that they are very lenient for the dependents of WWII veterans and USAFE members...
Mayette | mab0226@yahoo.com | Anabu, Imus, Cavite, Philippines
Tuesday, December 27, 2011 at 11:37:21 AM PST

I hope you can post the list/names of filipinos who died in the death march. I am looking for the name of my lolo - Mariano Aguinaldo... I would like to take my mother (his daughter) and lola (his wife) in the shrine. My grandmother is almost very weak and I'd like her to just even see the name of her husband before her last breath...
Arvin Santos | arvin1221@gmail.com | Ususan Taguig City
Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 12:27:21 AM PST

How I wish that Hollywood will defict what truly happened in Bataan. Coz I believe that it's a lot worse than the European campaign.
Ferdie M. | ferdiem31@yahoo.com | San Francisco, CA
Friday, December 16, 2011 at 05:14:09 PM PST

my grandfather was a USAFFE soldier.kahit di siya kasali sa death march but he still endure the brutality of Japanese army because he is imprison in Kasisang Malaybalay prison after the American commander ordered them to surrender.even in his old age, i see in the eyes of my late lolo the sadness and hardship of remembering the horror of war and recounting the memory of his fallen comrades.but im proud to say, my lolo is a WWII veteran,he is a soldier once, and in my veins flow the blood of a warrior not in war but in trials and troubles.
ops | oliversalvana@yahoo.com | misamis oriental
Monday, October 17, 2011 at 11:34:22 PM PST

My father, Dr. Jesus P. Pelausa, was a 1st LT of the Philippine Scouts and fought in Bataan, surviving the Death March. He was interned but managed to make his way to Bohol where he joined the guerrillas and helped in the ultimate liberation of Bohol. He then rejoined the US Army and was earmarked to be part of the shock troops for the invasion of Japan. This proved unnecessary after the A-bombing and Japanese surrender. He used his GI bill to pay for his Medical Education and ultimately became a Physician and Anesthesiologist. He moved our family to Canada in 1965 and practiced in Montreal until his retirement in 1995. He passed away last year leaving behind his beloved wife, a son and daughter, both of whom are Doctors and 3 grandsons. He is honored by the Filipino community of Montreal. Thank you.
Edilberto O. Pelausa | synozman2002@yahoo.com | Suffolk, Virginia, USA
Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 10:50:26 AM PST

Nadurog ang puso ng bawat pilipino maging mga amerikano ... magkapatid sa pananampalataya, pag asa at kalayaan.. KAIBIGAN SA KAIBIGAN!!!!!!!!!!!!GOD BLESS FILIPINO!!!
anderson | andrecam1230@yahoo.com | san fernando la union
Thursday, August 11, 2011 at 09:18:02 PM PST

KAY SARAP IPAGSIGAWAN SA MUNDO ANG AKING PAGIGING PILIPINO.... ANG KATAPANGAN NG PINOY AY INDI MAPAPANTAYAN NG ANU MANG LAHI SA MUNDONG ITO...SALAMAY SA DIOS AT AKOY NILALANG NYANG PILIPINO....
reignier ramirez | jc.clinger@gmail.com | burgos, rodriguez rizal
Friday, July 29, 2011 at 04:03:19 AM PST

mabuhay!! i am a education student. simpleng komento lang po ang nais kng iparating sa sambayanang pilipino,ANG KAGANDAHAN NG ATING KASAYSAYAN AY UNTI-UNTING NAWAWALA DAHIL SA KURAPSYON NA WALANG HABAS NA GINAGAWA NG ATING MGA LIDER, ehSANA MAGBAGO NA TAYO!! ALANG ALANG SA ATING BAYAN...SAMA-SAMA TAYO SA TUWID NA LANDAS..LONG LIVE PHILIPPINES!!!!!!!!!!!!!
rolan t. olitan | www.rolanolitan@yahoo.com | bacolod city,negros occidental philippines
Thursday, July 28, 2011 at 09:04:50 PM PST

My Grandfather-in-law was in the Bataan Death March. We have limited information on him. His grandchildren never knew him but we are looking for any historical items...his name on a list or if someone had a picture. His name was Cenon Fidel Cabigting.
sue saylor | ss.ms.4@hotmail.com | 4427 Montclair Dr SE Lacey, Wa. 98503
Wednesday, June 29, 2011 at 11:14:16 AM PST

Wounded in the thigh by a shrapnel wound, my dad, Capt (then 1Lt) Jose M Zuño (CO, C Co, 41st Inf, 41st Div., USAFFE) were herded to join the march. Suffering from the wound, malaria chills and dysentery with that strong will to survive, he managed to march and later on escaped with an NCO in a barrio in Betis, Pampanga. Civilians took care of them and was able to go home to our hometown, Rosario, Batangas. He recuperated and lied low during the occupation years. In 1944, he was back in action when officers of a guerilla unit, the FAIT (Fil-Am Irregular Troops) asked for his help and he was appointed the regimental operations and training officer as well as a combat platoon commander. In one sortie, they were able to link up with elements of the 187th Glider Inf Regt of the 11th Airborne Div, US Army. As the liberation was winding down, he reported back to active duty attached to the AFWESPAC (US Army Forces-Western Pacific). Born: 05 March 1918, Rosario, Batangas, Philippines Taps: 14 Janurary 2010, Chicago, IL, USA.Z
Jess P. Zuño | JPZSemperFi@aol.com | Elk Grove Village, IL
Thursday, June 23, 2011 at 06:41:27 PM PST

My great uncle John F. Wells was a member of the baatan Death March. He me and my cuosin the story of his capture and the torture that followed. He told us that he had step on a mine and blew off part of his foot. He was on the operating table when the Japanese over ran the camp. The medical staf fled leaving him on the table. They took him from the table wrapped his foot and packed salt in the wound. They would come around periodically pour hot water on the wound to cause tremendous pain. He came back and had all kinds of mental and physical problems. His life was needless to say not a picnic. The irony to this story he told the story in a comical light and was not at all bitter about what had been done to him. He was very proud of this and extremely proud of his country.
Thomas Lewis | thedealmaker57@gmail.com | 103 Walnut Dr. Hendersonville, TN 37075
Monday, May 30, 2011 at 02:03:35 PM PST

Both of my Grandfaters were on the Death March, however on one survived and was a POW for 1290 days. There names are Alejandro Rimando of thr 45Inf., from Umingan Pangasinan, but he was born in Naguilian, La Union. My other Grandfather's name was Charles William Tucker of the 7Th Chemical Warfare and reassigned with the 31St Inf., he was from Knoxville Maryland. Please if anyone know them or has any information about them, please contact me.
Jon Rimando | surfingoofy@verizon.net | 6460 Abel Street
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at 08:29:41 PM PST

My half brother, John Dow Newman,Pfc Army, 6576641,Co."I" 31st Inf.Regt. Was first declared missing in action on 18 May 1942 at the fall of Corregidor.He was then declaired dead on 7 March 1942 of Desentery at POW CAMP O'Donnell.Then under Public Law 490,Sec.5 that death date was ammended that Presumed Death occured on 8 MAY 1944. Ouestion #1, Don't understand this, Can anybody clarify this? It would be nice to know which date is close to being true.Ouestion #2 was the prisoners of Corregidor part of the Death March? If not how would they have gotten to Camp O'Donnell? Ouestion #3 how can I get a list of the names on the Bataan Death March Memoral at Camp O'Donnell?----This is the best site for real information I have found. Keep up the good work.--Most military records of my brother was burned.Hard to find anything concrete on him today. Thank You very much for your work. Franklin Brown, Knoxville Tn.
Franklin Brown | fbrown3074@comcast.net | 9100 Carlton Circle, Knoxville, TN. 37922
Saturday, May 14, 2011 at 11:02:07 AM PST

I am a proud son of JAMES HAROLD DARNELL,a BATAAN death march survivor, he passed on in 2006, but repeatedly I heard about his and other POW' suffering during the WW2, I've been to BATAAN AND I will be coming back again-
JOHN DARNELL | bigkk1950@yahoo.com | texas,usa
Friday, May 13, 2011 at 03:32:48 AM PST

My grandfather Ernest Franklin whipp was a 1st class torpedo man stationed in manila durring the liberation of the philippines 1944 to 1945 While in my teens he had educted me telling me many storys of the unthinkable acts that the japs had done . I never learned much in school about the death march however my granfather always had alot to tell and I was always eager to listen. He died of lung cancer when I was 20 years old. He was layed to rest near march air force base at the Riverside vetrans cemetary.Retiering at a young age I decided to move to the philippines. not to far from tarloc. there are many retired ww2 vets living here and I have had the opportunity to meet many of them and to listen to there storys is a history lesson in it's self. I Have talked with a philippino man in his 60s whoe's father was a death march survivor.I cant say that I have any family members that were pows durring this time . however living near and driving down the roads were the death march took place in a humbeling experiance to say the least.Its amazing that the philippino people and the Americans as well have found peace and forgivnes in there hearts for what has happen on this land.what I mean to say is the japs are welcome here just as they are in america. may god bless all of our fallen hero's and the familys of all thoes heros who fell here in WW11. I just wanted to comment, thanks for reading.
Danny Hawn | dwhawn@hotmail.com | 7410 clover st. angeles city philippines
Tuesday, May 10, 2011 at 04:40:11 PM PST

Hindi ko mapigilang lumuha tuwing mabasa ko ang pangyayaring katulad nito sa ating bansa.Sana po magtulungan tayo para hindi mabaon sa limot ang kasaysayang ito at maipaalam sa mga bagong henerasyong Pilipino na dapat nating pahalagahan at mahalin ang ating bansa dahil kung ano man ang meron tayo ngayon ay bunga ng pagbuyis nang dugo at buhay sa ating mga mandirigmang nagmamahal sa ating bayan.LONG LIVE PHILIPPINES.
royin | ryan_read51@yahoo.com | Matalom,Leyte
Monday, May 02, 2011 at 03:33:01 AM PST

just want to know the list/names of our filipinos included in the bataan death march as my grandfather "MAURO BENIGNO DAMES" sadly did'nt return as per my father story and now he wants to see even just the name of his father if it is included in the bataan death march... thank you! God Bless!
maria loretta dames-velacruz | mldvelacruz@yahoo.com | cavite, philippines
Thursday, April 28, 2011 at 07:15:50 PM PST

These men will not be forgotten for as long as you keep their memory alive. Thank you. Those who committed this atrocity, and their crime, will not be allowed to be forgotten either, as much as they would like to see that happen.
Bob Kilpatrick | hosco6@aol.com | East Hampton CT, USA
Saturday, April 09, 2011 at 07:11:08 PM PST

Thanks for posting this and I've passed on to relatives involved.
Joseph E Hannon | hannon4youii@gmail.com | Texas Panhandle
Saturday, April 09, 2011 at 03:25:24 PM PST

Thanks for doing this site. I will refer to it often. I do answers on the web. The American young people need to know about the Battle of Bataan, the death march and the POWs. We had a POW from there http://www.batch2006.com/captcha-files/captcha.php?.pngliving across the street from us: Jack Morgan (John) but he died last year or the year before.
Peggy | Peggy.cavnar@att.net | 3420 Canvasback Lane, Reno, NV, 89806
Monday, April 04, 2011 at 02:30:33 PM PST

Any descendants from my grandfathers unit? the Headquarters company South Luzon Force or the company A 52nd Inf Rgmt or the 51st division 51st inf rgmnt and the 51st Combat Team? lets connect email me at herricktallow@yahoo.com
Herrick Tallow | herricktallow@yahoo.com | abu dhabi,uae
Friday, March 25, 2011 at 04:29:36 AM PST

My grand father, was the company commander(1st Lt.) of headquarters when the landings took place in atimonan,quezon. His execution of the maneuver was so precise and perfect, it left no japanese soldier alive when they beachhead in buhanigin,atimonan. That feat earned him a silver star and promotion to Captain by order of Gen. Jones. He was later on given stewardship in refitting the green horn 51st inf. rgt., during brief lull in the fighting. later he commanded them in their fight to retake the abucay line, again they saw fit to reorganize and fine tune them and became the 51st combat team. of which saw action in the 1st corp area to dislodged enemy in what is known as battle of the pockets(big). promoted again to Major where he assumed command of the 51st combat team, when the attacked came on April 6-7 to sector C on the bagac line, the 51st CT bore the brunt but instead of annihilation he ordered his team to seek safe shelter under cover of woods, which then place the enemy to their side but with orders to disingage. contrary to the book author's assumption that they where routed. they even publish that a Col. Young was the commander of 51st CT, I would like to state the commander of 51st CT, was Major. Adamin A. Tallow. If Col. Stewart did not die maybe he would be the commander. thanks for this, fellow descendants of death march veterans, lets keep up their memories for their spirits lingers with us and will guide us in the years to come.
Herrick Tallow | herricktallow@yahoo.com | abu dhabi,uae
Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 09:43:30 PM PST

A family member escaped this horrible death March. Ray Hunt Jr. said he was captured April 9th and escaped on April 21. He went on to coauthor, with Bernard Norling, a book titled, "Behind Japanese Lines." Ray died several years ago, but told some interesting accounts of guerrilla warfare, and of his admiration for the Philippine people. He does mention a few names in the death march, Walter D. Chatham Jr, Captain Jones, and Bob Mailheau. This is a very interesting book for anyone who seeks insight to guerrilla warfare in the Philippine's.
Jerry York | jerry2york@gmail.com | 1114 North L street, Aberdeen, Wa. 98520 USA
Sunday, March 13, 2011 at 02:37:15 PM PST

our filipino pow heros of war II, hereunder the ff:death march survivor...Mr zacarias Bascos,Mr.Florentino relova,Mr.Timoteo Rauto,Mr,Mauro Barbosa,Mr.Paalam...here under the ff. the veteran of united states armed forces who killed in action..Mr.Pedro Corro,Mr Calog,
vet | deo@yahoo.com | phils
Sunday, March 06, 2011 at 08:09:39 PM PST

how to avail the benifit of my grandfather as a US veterans he serve since 1913 to 1947 and her kids one of them have a notice of approval of visa petition wich approve june 29 1961 name ernesto pante, and how about dominador, felicisimo, alfonso, norma, erlinda, leopoldo pante, he she have a visa pitition and how to apply a visa to to that said dependents
ALIFER C PANTE | rhodgaralde@yahoo.com | Poblacion burgos Ilocos Norte, Philippine
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 at 12:47:42 AM PST

My Dad, Fred Ottoson, was with the 11th Airborne as a paratrooper during the liberation of the Death March survivors at Luzon. He had 3 daughters and, didn't feel the subject matter was appropriate to discuss with women - so we didn't get very much information about his experiences. He was also uncomfortable with his tears when talking about the years he spent as a soldier and the things he was forced to do to survive. My Dad passed away recently and I want to reach out to anyone who might have more information about the 11th Airborne participation in this noble cause. Thank you all. Sally
Sally Ottoson | pacstar1@mcn.org | 33000 N Hwy 1, Fort Bragg, CA
Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 12:33:04 PM PST

My Uncle SG Hugh Evrat Cutrer Jr. was a survivor of the Bataan Death March. He was placed in POW Camp Rokuroshi in Honshu Japan and later transferred to Fukuoka #3B where he was liberated. He was born, raised and returned to live out his life in Bogalusa, La. USA..I know he played the trumpet. Any details from anyone left would be appreciated or if you have been told any stories about him, I would love to hear them. He died several years ago, but the actrocities he lived thru affected him all his life.
Beth Stephens | leonabeth@aol.com | Bayou Vista, Tx, USA
Monday, February 14, 2011 at 02:11:24 PM PST

..i met usaffe veteran mauro barbosa,a native born from maribojoc,bohol.he told me that during w.war II, he was enlisted in united states armed forces,and he is also a bataan death march survivor in 1942.he narate his story about the long march in death march.he walks more than ten days during the death march,and he witness the sadistic japs imperial army.and during the long march of filipino and american soldier.some of them die in the way going to japs concentration camp.and some of them sick of dehydration,malaria,dysentery,malnutrition,etc.some of them was tortured by japs army.on thier way to pow camp some of the civilian give water,and some sugarcane stick.side by side on the way to bataan he saw the agony face of american and filipino soldier. and inside the pow camp.no supply of medicine for sick soldier,lack of foods for the prisoners,and sometimes they only eat once a day.they japs imperial army served only small rice and dried fish,and inside the pow camp the barbaric treatment of japs army.they also witness firing squad inside the pow camp.I salute to our heros of w.war II,the filipino and american soldiers,usaffe,phil.scout,u.s.army.for the services rendered in time of crisis.
erwin | del campo@yahoo.com | 9000 cagayan de oro
Saturday, February 05, 2011 at 07:38:34 AM PST

While I realize that survivors of this atrocity are few, I wonder if any might have known the cousin of my father (and my cousin Michael Preston's father). There will be a Ceremony in April 2011 to remember him - his name was Manuel Cooley.
Marilyn Brine Gilmour | mbg1045@verizon.net | Holliston, MA
Wednesday, February 02, 2011 at 02:16:21 PM PST

My great uncle died in the Death March and we remember him almost everyday. With all those men that lost their lives in such an inhumane and degrading way, we can only hope that this will never happen again. Bless you Tito Apollonia...we remember you though we have never met...
Marie Morales | Canada
Monday, January 24, 2011 at 06:40:15 PM PST

my Hat off to my Son Grandpa who is still living in seaside ca. at 93
george gerena | g_gerena@yahoo.com | 3059 mildred ct marina ca. 93933
Wednesday, January 12, 2011 at 11:48:24 AM PST

The history saddens me my Lolo was a POW at the death march we had pictures of him and colleagues there they were lost after moving are there archives or rolls of the soldiers that were involved?? He was a Filipino soldier...
Sheila Tacmo | neko1965@yahoo.com | Pacific Grove CA 93950
Sunday, January 02, 2011 at 12:57:42 AM PST

THANKS
flory em pena | helencpena@yahoo.com | TABACO CITY ,PHILIPPINES
Monday, December 13, 2010 at 04:01:16 AM PST

....huhuhuhuh!!!!this make a hisory that tha japanese make the american and filipino soldiers so hungry for hiking 79 kilometers...
reymark c. tano | reymarktano@yahoo.com | philippines,mindanao,pagadian city
Thursday, December 09, 2010 at 10:43:22 PM PST

My great grandmother was hiding during the Bataan Death March. I miss her so so so much
Candelaria | ruggierosamantha@yahoo.com | San Leandro, California
Monday, November 01, 2010 at 04:29:16 PM PST

My grandmother's brother (RAFAEL BANDOJA AMAR) died in Camp Donnell Bataan..We are requesting if there are any records of him..
Gilian Amador | amadorgilian@yahoo.com | Antique
Monday, October 11, 2010 at 10:36:24 PM PST

I thank the people of the Phillippines for keeping the truth alive the monuments are magnificent. In America our children are taught very little about this in school. They are taught only there was a war and we won with nukes. And for using the nukes we have been called names and made to apoligize over and over. As for the Japanese, I do not believe that the Japanese people are capable of appoligy for what could they say? What would they say? For God's sake the people of Japan know less of this than the man on the moon. In their schools they learn nothing of the war. "What we forget, we are doomed to repete".
Donald Stsven Stepro | Steve.stepro@att.net | Turlock, California, USA
Thursday, October 07, 2010 at 09:40:29 PM PST

In the name of every katutubo, filipino and american soldiers, to children and elderlies that was part of this forcefully and unwanted event, my heart goes to you. A little story from my grandparents,witnessing and experiencing the war at their very early ages, seemed to be like a fresh memory that was just happened yesterday. Details every details that was shocking and mind devastating. I closed my eyes while listening to every details as if I am with them at that moment, minutes later my tears begun to fall. This death march in Bataan, and the battle thats been fought in our mainland. This is what made me proud as katutubo, as a Filipino, it is an honor and privilage to hear this little piece of Philippine history and it is my duty to pass on to my generations. Im also proud that Im going to put this on my skin in a form of tattoo art, the images of death march and some portraits of our national heroes. This is Abril tattoo enthusiast.Mabuhay.
abril | agabril14@yahoo.com | candon,ilocos sur,phils.
Saturday, September 04, 2010 at 09:39:44 AM PST

my wife's grand mother lived in pampanga at the time of the dead march her mother father was one of the japanees commanders that was stationed there at the time i am going there in dec. to do a video of her grand mother's story for a doc. from what i heard from my last trip there it is a vewry interresting story from what i have heard her grand mother was seeing the commander and had gottin pregnant (my wife's mom) they had a house in pampanga after the war the ph ppl killed the commander and shaimed the grand mother but i guess time heald the house was taken down a few years ago and they found alot of the old japanees yen money there back then they burn all the paper money but still alot of the coins were still there i would estamate about 2 million in todays rates so i got to thinking maybe there is more there i will see in dec.
steve arnett | trucker962@yahoo.com | p.o.box 27752 omaha ne
Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 07:18:44 PM PST

I am the granddaughter of a survivor of the Death march. I am trying to find any information, pictures anything i can find with my grandfathers name on it his name is Melford Webber. all of his records were lost in a fire and we have no proof except his memory that he was there. please if you have anything get in touch with me. my grandfathers health is failing and I would really like to be able to tell him i found something before he dies.
monica kumer | mkum10@yahoo.com | 109 e terry centerville, ia 52544 united states
Sunday, August 01, 2010 at 02:44:01 PM PST

it is very,very helpful for me to know what filipinos exeperienced in death march
Bernadette S. Taruc | bernadettetaruc_16@yahoo.com | sta.maria,bulacan/philippines
Wednesday, July 07, 2010 at 01:41:34 AM PST

i am wondering if anyone can help me? I`ve taken a great interest in the Bataan death march..ever since i first went to the Philippines..in the 1980`s..i am wondering if anyone can suggest where i can get a detailed map of the route.as it`s been an ambition of mine to walk the entire route..this year..or next year.many thanks..Les Sydes
leslie sydes | lessydes@hotmail.com | London UK
Sunday, July 04, 2010 at 07:46:08 AM PST

My elder Brother Juan M. Dorado was in the Death March and did not survied. He is now interned at the Heroes Cemetery IN Pasig, Philippines. AT the memorial shrine in Capas his name was misspelled to Juan Dorodo. He had left no picture, if anybody know of my brother and have a picture of him or know him please contact us.
Gregorio Mercurio Dorado | Gntdorado@bellsouth.net | 1445 Chablis Ct N, Orange Park, FL 32073
Thursday, June 17, 2010 at 01:49:33 PM PST

My paternal grandfather, Hugh Kenyon, a Marine, was a survivor of the Bataan Death March. I remember seeing his picture in a magazine he'd given my father after the war. The pictures were taken after the troops were liberated. I would love to find some pictures like these I remember seeing as a kid. I would also like to possibly be directed to a survivor list. I am having a hard time locating any useful information (in regards to my grandfater- whom is deceased). I would love to find even one picture of him. This site is Great and I appreciate your work. We all need to preserve such powerful history, to ensure that this kind of treatment has never to be endured by our future generations. God bless all the brave men who endured this tragedy.
Michelle Kenyon-Hardy | michelleshappyfamily@yahoo.com | Costa Mesa, California USA
Sunday, June 06, 2010 at 09:18:27 PM PST

my grandfather salvador guramen a soldier who died in death march if you have any informations or pictures my friends please can you share it to me?
ricardo gatmaitan | ricardogatmaitan31@yahoo.com | caloocan city pilipinas
Sunday, June 06, 2010 at 07:56:12 AM PST

There is an outstanding award winning website put together by Proviso East High School in Maywood, IL. Company B of the 192nd Tank Battalion was from there. Check it out at http://www.proviso.k12.il.us/bataan%20web/index.htm It's well worth your time. Jerry
Jerry Bashleben | jerry_bash@yahoo.com | Arlington Heights, IL
Sunday, May 30, 2010 at 10:51:11 AM PST

I'm the grand son of Jesus Letada Moya, who according to my mother served as a Captain with USAFFE during World War II. He was one of the many Filipinos who served and fought in Corregidor and in Bataan. After the fall of Bataan he was one of those countless defenders who endured and survived the Bataan Death March. After being held by the Japanese, he was later on discharged. He went home to Masbate where he fought off the Japanese as a member of the Guerrilla forces led by Sorsogon Governor Escudero. He later on married his daughter Concepcion Escudero... I'm retracing my family history and I'd appreciate assistance from those who can provide me with documentation of his service records. I only have so much to work on.
Rene Jose Gonzalez | renejosegonzalez72@yahoo.com | Quezon City, NCR, Philippines
Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 07:17:55 AM PST

Sad and ironic, my father, CONRADO Velasquez Cruz of Calumpit, Bulacan was one of those who experienced and survived the March. A USAFFE soldier and officer, till his last breath in July, 2002, he did not receive the benefits due him.
Robertino Jesus C. Cruz | kalipulaku@yahoo.com | Bacoor, Cavite, Philippines
Wednesday, April 14, 2010 at 04:47:12 AM PST

Magandang araw po sa lahat ng aking mga Kababayan. Ako po ay ipinanganak at lumaki sa Bagumbayan, Balanga Bataan. Nalulugod po ako dito sa mga litratong aking nakita. Nakakatuwa po at nakakalungkot gawa po ng nangyari noong Panahon ng Hapon. Lagi ko pong ipinagmamalaki na ako po ay isang Bataeno kahit sang parte mang mundo makarating. Nagpapasalamat po ako ng lubusan doon po sa mga Bayaning Buhay at Pumanaw na nag Palaya sa Pilipinas nong nakarang Digmaan. Sila Po ang dahilan sa Tinatamasa nating Kalayaan. Meron po akong request. Meron po akong request, sana po ay pakikuhanan ninyo ng picture ang Marker doon sa Elementarya ng Balanga kung saan Nilagdaan ni General Wainwright ang Pagsuko sa Bataan. Ito po ay importante. Palagay ko ho ay maraming hindi nakakaalam nito, lalu na ang Elementarya ng Balanga ay ginawang Garrison ng mga Hapon. Noon pong nagaaral ako sa Elementarya ng Balanga (nagtapos ng grade six 1967) meron po kaming Gardening subject at meron pong time na nakakahukay pa kami ng mga Bungo at Kalansay ng Tao. Noon pong 1980, Binisita ko ang Gen. McArthur Museum doon sa Norfolk, VA at nakita ko po ang napalaking Murals ng Marker na iyan kung saan Nilagdaan ni General Wainwright ang Pagsuko sa Bataan, pero mali po ang nakalagay na Lugar. Limay po ang nakalagay na Lugar. Diyan po sa Elemetarya ng Balanga iya. Pati po iyong Puno ng manga kung saan nakalagay ang Marker ay natatandaan ko po dahil madalas po kaming naglalaro sa puno ng Mangang Iyan. Sana po eh maituwid din ang kasaysayang ito. Salamt po ng marami at MABUHAY tayong lahat ng Pilipino at mag tulungan (Huwag magpayabangan) kahit saan man tayo sa mundo. Kumusta sa laht ng mga Ka Barngay ko sa Bagumyan. Salamat Po, Pedro "KEDS" R. Dizon Jr.
Pedro R eyes Dizon Jr. | petedizon@yahoo.com;pedro.dizon@dla.mil | Temecula,CA
Sunday, March 07, 2010 at 08:54:52 AM PST

My uncle - Lt. Col Allen Thayer survived the death march but perished when the ship he was being taken to Japan was sunk by a submarine.. The IJN did not mark ships with POW's so the sub captain had no idea that Americans were on board
Jim Lomartire | nhpawildfire@yahoo.com | Central PA USA
Wednesday, February 03, 2010 at 08:03:34 AM PST

I am a director of outreach here in Tampa, Fla. and we have gotten a homeless veteran from the II World War, who says he was in the Bataan death march, and then imprisoned. Can anyone give me a direct line to be able to see if there is a place to get a listing for the survivors from this. We want to have a honorarium for this gentleman, and would like to verify this account. Can someone please give me a direction. My father was a veteran of this war and also Korean, and I can verify his by the records that I have obtained after he died. This guy is great and honoring him is the very least we can do, for a survivor of this atrocity. Thank you so much and God bless. Lee Hoffman newlifecrc@hotmail.com
Lee Hoffman | newlifecrc@hotmail.com | 2353 Shelley St. #13 Clearwater, Florida 33765
Saturday, January 30, 2010 at 06:00:33 PM PST

My father lived through the Batann Death March. I would like to find out more about my fathers srevice there. If anyone knew him or how to find out more. He died in 1984. His name was Gurino J. Covino from Boston, Mass.
Robert Covino | bub9948@verizon.net | East Boston, Mass. 02128
Thursday, November 26, 2009 at 08:21:01 PM PST

MY GRANDFATHER LOUIS A. SENA WAS PART OF THE BATTAN DEATH MARCH.I WANT TO MAKE CONTACT WITH ANYONE WHO NEW MY GRANDFATHER OR WHO HAD A FAMILY MEMBER THAT SERVED WITH HIM DURING THE WAR.
ERIK A. SENA | esena30@yahoo.com | 131 PEAK PLACE BOX 109
Saturday, November 21, 2009 at 10:37:40 PM PST

just returned july 9 2009 from pattling (camp odenell) where my magunda wife was born and raised. we have a small hose just 5 mi. from the capas death march monument it is inspiring and tell the whole story. as soon as my pictures are in computer they wii be available
a j woffinden | ajwoffinden@sbcglobal.net | 9812 via sonoma cypress ca. 90630
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 08:14:21 PM PST

we returned on july 9 2009 from capas tarlac after the funeral of my filipino wife's mother who lived in pattling (odenell). in the past 2yrs. we have built a house nearby. I visited the capas death march shrine built it 2003 it is inspiring. I have pictures and info.
arthur jerry woffinden | ajwoffinden@sbcglobal.net | 9812 via sonoma cypress ca. 90630
Tuesday, July 21, 2009 at 07:57:49 PM PST

I have recently visited the PI and in particular Corregidor. Time and commitments prevented me beingable to travel the DM route to Camp O'Donnell memorial. This website does a good job and inspires me to return to PI again soon.
Arthur Whittam | arthur.whittam@yahoo.com | Sydney NSW, Australia
Monday, July 06, 2009 at 12:31:21 AM PST

It saddens me to know that my grandfather had to partake in this. But it also makes me feel proud to be his grandaughter. I only wish I knew him. He passed away December 1947. His name is Lorenzo Cimerone of The Pueblo Of Acoma, New Mexico.
Renae A. Rodriguez | allie_rdgz01@yahoo.com | Pueblo Of Acoma, NM USA
Wednesday, July 01, 2009 at 06:04:46 PM PST

I have just returned from La Carlota, Negros Occidental, Philippines to help Dr Hernani Jimenez, an 88-year-old townmate who survived the death march and the concentration camp write his story; he is still doctoring a lot of tubercular patients long after the death march. We went to Bataan,Pampamga and Tarlac June 6-7 to film and retrace his march which actually started in Aglaloma Point April 7 before Mariveles in April 9. We plan to do a second trip to find Aglaloma Point, Bataan, a rice mill in Lubao, Pampanga and the Pasudeco boxcars. Our book is scheduled to be out in January with an accompaying DVD. Write me if you want a press release copy or would want to contribute. Appreciate this web site and will visit it again and often now.
Eva Bibaoco Fizette | efizette2004@yahoo.com | 612 Hickory, Fenton, MI 48430
Monday, June 29, 2009 at 05:06:50 PM PST

Just curious, anyone know of how to get the US Embassy in Manila to recognize a cousin of mine so that she can get what is due her for her Father's status as a WWII POW? This website is a Godsend - thank you!
Joe Olsen | JPOlsen@AOL.COM | Anaheim, CA. USA
Tuesday, June 09, 2009 at 06:58:01 PM PST

I borrowed your death march starting point image for my blog site and linked your site to my post. Keep up the good work of promoting the past for a better future.
The Phil Guild Guide | thephilguild@gmail.com | Pasig
Monday, June 01, 2009 at 03:25:50 AM PST

My uncle died in the Bataan Death March - thank you for documenting the markers - God Bless
S. L. Whitson | swhitson@suddenlink.net | Georgetown, Texas USA
Monday, May 18, 2009 at 08:55:18 AM PST

My father in law, Marvin Jaeger was a Death March Survivor, along with his friend, Ardel Schei. This site is very good. Is it possible to get close-up pictures of the Camp ODonnell memorial that has names on it, to see if their names are inscribed? Thanks.
Marv Anderson | Marv.Anderson@libertyMutual.com | 7306 Marmel Drive Wausau, Wi USA
Wednesday, May 06, 2009 at 02:07:38 PM PST

The Bataan Death March is a markable history in our country.Many Filipino and American Soldiers died and others survived.Being one of them is exactly hard to do because Japanese Soldiers said so.There are marks that marks the line of Soldiers who went through them.It is very hard to walk that road.But we made it and brought back the Independence again
Jemille Anne Morona | jenjemille@yahoo.com | Quezon City,Philippines
Friday, April 03, 2009 at 02:56:53 AM PST

My uncle moved to the US in 2000 and died in 2007. He was in the DEATH MARCH and was a prisoner of war. He went to the Veterans Hosp. once because of his illness and they he's not entitled coz it's not service related. He never went back home to the Phils. since moving here because he was pursuing and fighting the Fil-Am veterans benefits promised to them by the US govt. my poor old Uncle died waiting and never had the chance to benefit from the compensation. He's single up to the time of his death. Thank you to the creator of this sight.
Felix Cosico | lrdig@hotmail.com | Murrieta, Ca. USA
Monday, March 16, 2009 at 10:54:01 PM PST

My father, Pascual Mina participated in the Death March in Bataan. He actually died while actively pursuing and fighting to get any kind of fil-am veteran benefits promised to them by the U.S. government for them and their families. Although he died without seeing any hope of compensation, I was wondering whether there is a good chance that we, my Mom, brothers and sisters, his surviving family can pick-up where he'd left off and pursue his fight for any war veteran compensation. It would be nice to just see my Mom received some kind of compensation for my dad's bravery in defending not just his country but most specifically, the American ally. I do believed my father as being part of this and taking part of this war atrocities and but I would like to really be able to track down my father's legibility claim and at least have real proof to show once we present our claims on his behalf. Any idea how I can do this? I would appreciate any info...thank you!
Benjamin Mina | bminais@rogers.com | Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Monday, March 09, 2009 at 02:10:35 PM PST

My father HONESTO M.PADUA (born in Limay) survived the Bataan Death March with the help from his relatives and fellow countrymen from Bataan and later enlisted in the US Army and retired after serving 30 years. He is now resting at Florence National Cemetery here in South Carolina.My mom LEONOR PADUA just celebrated her 91st birthday this past January.I am hoping to visit my birthplace in Limay later on this year for the very first time since we left in 1956
MICHAEL "MIKE" PADUA | mpadua08@aol.com | PO BOX 5644 , COLUMBIA , SOUTH CAROLINA 29250-5644
Friday, March 06, 2009 at 05:21:06 PM PST

Grandfather died......Because of those Japanese. i didn't see him at the real face.I only saw him in his pictures. When World War III comes, I will take my revenge
Maeko Busque | boydx14@yahoo.com | Philippines
Sunday, February 08, 2009 at 03:51:15 AM PST

My father in-law Engr. Guillermo D. Viacrucis was a survivor of this horrible death march. He was a lieutenent soldier way back then. At his age now of 91y.o, his memory and his stories about what happened to him and his fellow soldiers were so vivid that you can tell from his face that it really struck a hurting wound so deep that even the passing of times can't even soothe nor heal it.
Irene C. Viacrucis | irene_viacrucis@yahoo.com | Bansalan, Davao del Sur, Philippines
Friday, January 23, 2009 at 07:00:17 PM PST

My Grandfather was a US Navy. I was told by my uncle and grandmother that my grandpa died in this death march. I couldn't imagine the horror and sufferings they endured from the hands of the Japanese and the pain their families has been going through during those difficult times. It's so sad that I never get a chance to meet my grandpa so much more with my father who grew up not knowing his dad. All of them who died for our freedom are heroes. Thank you to the one who made this website.
Sheila | sandice8@yahoo.com | Houston, Texas
Monday, December 15, 2008 at 09:59:43 AM PST

My father survived the Bataan Death march but only because he was able to escape from the hands of the  japanese troops. The escape however was also hellish as food and water were scarce and he was forced to eat "ubod ng pugahan," "ubod ng anibong," and "singkamas kawayan," which I myself have not heard of up to now. He was sustained mostly by sugar cane. He walked for 10 days until such time he reached the town of San Mateo, Rizal only to be told by the mayor at that time to surrender to the japanese forces. My father was so angry and frustrated given everything he had endured during his escape from the Bataan Death March so that he only spent the night in San Mateo and by dawn the following day he decided to join his sister in Capalonga, Camarines Norte.
Julieta M. Mendoza | juliet.mendoza@mecglobal.com | 68 B. Mariano St. San Mateo Rizal Philippines
Monday, November 03, 2008 at 03:48:54 AM PST

While stationed in the Philippines three different times 59-61, 63-65, 68-71 we met and became dear friends of ours, the Lee's ,who was a contractor of the Capas Tarlac death March Monument. Could you please try to get me the information of approximately when the monument was started?
Albert Rognstad | rognstadal@yahoo.com | Milton, Florida USA
Friday, October 17, 2008 at 01:35:56 PM PST

my late father served under the united states army,old phil scout.he is a survivor of famous Bataan death march.he told me how the japs japanese imperial army maltreated the Filipinos,american soldiers during the long hike or long march of death march.he tel us that during the long walk of death the phil.scout,usaffe soldier sick of ulcer,malaria dysentery etc.and thousands of soldiers die in thier way to capas,tarlac.some of the pilipino soldier were bayoneted along thier way to japanese concentration camp.and inside the POW camp.no pottable water to drink they drink in the dirty water of canals.no supply of medicine for sick wounded soldier.and along the long march side by side of the road you can see the dying sickly soldier and some of them were tortored by the barbaric japs and they die along the way to POW camp.the horors of war... In memory of.... Sgt.Rauto, Timoteo ,P.S. US army reg. Old phil. scout, 43rd inf.regt. Born....Jan.24,1905, Died....Dec.1989 "old soldier never die, they just fade away"
Timoteo B.Rauto Jr. | trautojr | 9013 medina,misamis oriental,phils.
Tuesday, July 22, 2008 at 03:29:31 AM PST

Thank you for this selection of photos. My father's best friend survived the Death March only to die in the hold of a Japanese Hell Ship bound for Japan in January 1945. A US Submarine sunk the Hell Ship not knowing its cargo. My wife to be has one grandfather who died in the March. He was Filipino. I hope to live in the Philippines soon. My father helped liberate Leyte and then Luzon and Manila. Was with the 1st Cavalry that rescued 3700 prisoners at Santo Tomas in Manila.
warren matha | horseman19492000@yahoo.com | Hudson, Florida, USA
Thursday, July 10, 2008 at 02:52:39 PM PST

My uncle was in the Bataan Death March. The Japanese broke his feet with a rifle butt then made him march. Somewhere before reaching Camp O'Donnel he escapes the Japanese and lived in the jungle until the island was liberated. From then until the time of his death some years ago he had problems walking and generally speaking could not get around well at all. several years ago my son went to the Philippines and soon married and had a daughter. SHE IS BEAUTIFUL!! They have been waiting for years for immigration to the US to be approved. My son is tired of waiting and is going back to what he considers home, Lucena, Philippines to stay. I may go with him. When I do I hope to see the sights on this page. I feel connected to the Philippines because of my uncle and my son and his family. And my son has only good things to say about the people of the Philippines. I would be proud to call the Philippines my home.
Tom Orr | veloquest@hotmail.com | Wichita Falls, TX
Wednesday, June 18, 2008 at 05:51:30 AM PST

Thanks for building this wonderful site and all the real photos. Thank you again for doing this for the rest of us that will not get to go, Now I feel as though I myself have been there.
Son of Harold Withers | Alabama, USA
Tuesday, January 08, 2008 at 07:59:43 PM PST

Wow! this is great and this story should be keep before the eyes of the World?
BillyWilliamson | Peoria, Illinois USA
Monday, January 07, 2008 at 09:15:23 PM PST

 
 

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