Waiting…

February 9, 2010 at 12:16 am 6 comments

In anticipation of the HBO mini series The Pacific here is a picture of Filipino soldiers serving for the American military during World War II.  On a none HBO The Pacific note here is a quote from Christine Fletcher whose website I got this picture from.

In 1946, one year after the war ended, the Philippines gained its independence as promised by the Tydings-McDuffie Act. Not all promises, however, were honored. That same year, Congress passed the Rescissions Act, which withdrew the offer of veterans’ benefits and citizenship to those Filipinos who had fought for the U.S. military. This act singled out only Filipinos; other non-Americans from 66 nations who had served in the U.S. armed forces were not affected.

By the end of World War II, there were approximately 250,000 Filipino veterans. Today, only about 20,000 still survive. They, Filipino-American organizations, and a few members of Congress continue to fight to have their wartime service honored and their rightful benefits restored.

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  • 1. ben  |  February 10, 2010 at 4:33 am

    cant wait for that pacific too. if its 80% as good as the BoB ill be happy with that.

    the other post, is it hits or pageviews or uniq visitors….

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    • 2. gasbit  |  February 10, 2010 at 9:56 pm

      I think it might be page views, but my stats say hits so Im going with hits.

      Reply
  • 3. pauline  |  February 11, 2010 at 4:41 am

    THE PACIFICCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC

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  • 4. micah  |  November 30, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    the tall one in the back row on the left looks like my grandpa..he also served for the U.S im wondering of thats him now..do you happen to know where this pic was taken or the people in it?

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  • 5. gasbit  |  December 1, 2010 at 3:31 am

    @ Micah the picture was taken from Christine Fletcher’s website and could be found here : http://www.christinefletcherbooks.com/dance_filipino.php

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  • 6. micah  |  December 1, 2010 at 6:03 am

    Thank U gasbit. I went to the website of Christine Fletcher you sent me sent a message hope i get a reply=) my grandmother only has about 3 pics of my grandfather serving for the U.S ive seen all of them and i rem one of him in Indianapolis U.S.A that looks similar when i first saw the pic here of the soldiers the taller man in the back row far left caught my eye hes the spitting image of my grandpa…

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