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Filvets Bataan POWs Names A to L
S. 768
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Unofficial List of Bataan POWs from the Philippines who were drafted or had enlisted in the U.S. Armed Forces (currently excluded from S. 768 & H.R. 2598)

Data gathered by Maria Elizabeth  Embry of Antioch California from several sources




(Note: Separate Lists to be added for POWs from Corregidor & Luzon currently excluded from H.R. 2598)


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Crescencio E. Abad Army; born 2/29/1920 San Esteban Ilocos Sur; died 8/5/2008 LA. Ca.; buried Forest Lawn Cemetery Glendale Ca.; USAFFE; 301 1st Field Artillery; Death March; POW; guerrilla under USFIP-NL; fought Battle of Bessang Pass; joined PS; discharged 1949; became a lawyer; M.P.A. grad


Salvador "Sal" A. Abad passed away on December 11 in San Francisco at age 87. A native of Manila, Sal enlisted in the 26th Calvary (PS) on February 3, 1941, and survived combat, the Bataan Death March and incarceration as a POW.. Source:


Ulpiano C. Abila Army; Death March survivor; SSgt 12th Ordnance Co (PS) from Rosales, Pangasinan


Ponciano Abiles Army Battery A 91st Coast Artillery; Death March; POW


Pedro O. Abubo born 4/16/1916; died 5/18/2000; buried Arlington Section 59 Site 36; served 8/22/1946 until 7/13/1947; 2nd Lt. US Army; from Cagayan Valley; Bataan wounded in action; POW



Alipio L. Acosta casualty died 5/3/1942 while POW @ Camp O’Donnell from Tagudin Ilocos Sur Pfc PS 14th Engineers Death March

Rafael Agbayani Death March Source: Former Philippine Scout

Arthur Agpalasin passed away. Arthur fought on Bataan, took part in the infamous Death March, survived POW camp at O'Donnell and retired from the U.S. Army after thirty years of loyal service. A First Sergeant Source:

Demetrio L.O. Aguila, Sr. Bataan; Death March; from San Jose Batangas Source:


Gavino S. Aguila escape Death March guerilla; from Mabini Batangas Source:


Melecio J. Aguila 41st Inf Div; Death March POW released 7/4/1942; from Mabini Batangas Source:


Isabelo L.Alaan Death March, POW Source:


Julian Orale Alayon  USAFFE, Bataan Defense, Death March, POW, guerrilla, Philippine Army; also Korean War w/ 8th U.S. Army; Awards: POW Medal; WW11 Victory, American Defense Service Medal, Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, Philippine Islands Defense Medal, Philippine Liberation Ribbon & Philippine Independence Ribbon


Carlos J. Albert; POW Off-Shore Patrol; guerilla


Ramon A. “Monching” Alcaraz USAFFE Cpt promoted to 1st Lt. POW 4/10/1942-9/1942; Regt Commander Kakarong Guerrilla; Award: Silver Star for 1/1942; PMA 1940 grad; from Quingua, Bulacan, postwar: Rear Admiral Phil Navy, wrote a war diary that was used for the documentary in 2002 “Bataan:  The Last Defense”; Orange, Ca. real estate investor; 2008 Legacy Award from Filipino Veterans Foundation (FVF)


Andres Buendia Aldaba born1923 Philippines; died 5/18/1942 Camp O’Donnell from dysentery while POW; Army; Defense of Bataan & Corregidor; Death March; from Malolos, Bulacan


Igmidio I. Alejandro Army Defense of Bataan; escaped & joined guerrillas; from Lubao, Pampanga


Avelino P. Alonso PS; Bataan; Death March escaped; guerrilla; from Oran Samar


Tito P. Amasol born 1/4/1907 Philippines; died 10/18/1981; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific Army Pfc PS Death March; also Korean War veteran TSgt Air Force


Alex C. Andres, Sr., long time PSHS stalwart and President of the LTC Lloyd E. Mills Chapter, has passed away in Rancho Palos Verdes, California at the age of 83; transferred from the 57th Infantry (PS) to the Headquarters Company of the Philippine Division just before the Japanese invaded the Philippines. He survived combat, the Bataan Death March and Camp O'Donnell and continued in the U.S. Army following WWII, retiring as a Captain. Source:

Manuel “Manny” Aquino born 8/13/1917 Philippines; died 8/5/2008; USAFFE Death March; post-war: Phil Army (Peftok Korean War veteran sent by the Republic of the Philippines); later served in the Philippine Navy until retirement


Irineo Arenas Sr. born 6/18/1907 Pangasinan; was in Bataan escaped Death March; medic (PS)


Alberto “Bert” Bacani born 1/24/1911 Isabela; Death March survivor; resident of Alexandria Virginia working w/ the Environmental Protection Agency until he was 97 yrs old; published author of textbook

Faustino “Peping” Baclig born 1922 Philippines; Death March; guerrilla; postwar: resident of Whittier California


Ramon D. Bagatsing Battle of Bataan, Cpl later Mayor


Jesse Mallares Baltazar Air Force Major, Ret, Defense of Bataan, Death March (from Mariveles to Bagac); POW post-retirement: State Dept employee; from Manila Philippines


Damaso Basco born 1912 Philippines; Death March moved to Pittsburg California in 1950s; 26th Calvalry (PS)


Erasto R. Batongmalaque born 7/26/1905 Philippines; died 3/9/1995 Riverside Ca; Cpt 21st Inf Div; from Bataan; wrote “My Road Back”, an autobiography, father of Dr. Jenny Batongmalaque, Pres of Filipino Veterans Foundation (FVF)



Manual Cabading born 1919; died 11/23/2004 Manny enlisted in the 57th Infantry (PS), Company M in 2/1941. He saw considerable combat in the defense of Bataan and Corregidor, spent a short term as a POW before being paroled by the Japanese and joining the Philippine Constabulary (PC). While in the PC he cooperated with the Fil-Am guerrillas, and then, when General MacArthur returned, deserted to join the anti-Japanese resistance. He left the service in 1947 and moved to the U.S; he re-enlisted in the infantry during the Korean War. & received three Purple Hearts for wounds in battle and a Silver Star for combat gallantry. retiring in 1963 and becoming a Department of Army Civilian until retiring again in 1978. was a San Francisco resident Source:

Arcadio V. Calabas Army Cmdr; Death March survivor


Aldred A. Calambro  born 4/25/1912 Iloilo, Philippines; died 9/18/1925; buried Arlington Section 64 Site 6546; enlisted 1932; WW11 POW & Bataan Death March survivor; Korean War (1951-53) retired a Cpt on 4/1/1959


Jose Calugas, Sr Mess Sgt Army; 88th Field Artillery Battery B, PS; Medal of Honor for heroism on 9/16/1942 @ Culis Bataan from Barrio Tagsing; buried Mountain View Memorial Park Cemetery Tacoma Washington


Mateo Capinpin Brig General born 4/22/1887 Morong Rizal Philippines; died 12/28/1958 Binan Laguna Philippines; Death March POW survivor; prewar: Phil Scouts1906-1918, returned 1919; 1st Lt. Phil National Guard 1918-1919; commander of Phil Army 21st Div1934; postwar: retired Adj Gen AFP Awards: Distinguished Service Cross


Eriberto Caranto Major; born 1917; died 12/7/2003 Huntsville Alabama; Death March; post war: retired 32 yrs Army; civil service until 1989. Source:


Florencio Calvo Causin # born 11/7/1916 Philippines; died 8/28/2008 Philippines; Death March; PMA 1940 grad


Pantaleon Cawagas born 12/8/1917 Candelaria Zambales; died 3/5/2005 San Diego California; buried San Diego California; Death March, POW @ Capas Tarlac until 7/4/1942; reported back to USAFFE 11/1945; Battery F Coast Artillery 1st Regt.joined USAFFE 12/23/1941; honorable dischargedas Tech Sgt; post-war: teacher 1946-1970 in San Narciso; immigrated to San Diego 11/1984; son of Lazaro. Source: obituary by Rodel J. Ramos Balita USA message 471


Mario D. Cid passed away in San Francisco on February 13, 2009. Survived by Hortensia, his wife of 50 years; three children and three grandchildren. A Sergeant in the Philippine Scouts, 14th Engineers (PS), he helped defend Bataan and then escaped from the Death March. Mario also was a US Army Veteran of the Korean War. He enjoyed a long career as a mechanical engineer at Southern Pacific Railroad. Long active in the Catholic Church, he was a founder of the Filipino Catholic Association of San Francisco at St. Dominic's Church. He also was an enthusiastic orchid raiser, expert cook favoring Filipino cuisine, and enthusiastic supporter of all Bay Area sport teams, especially the San Francisco Giants. Source:


Simplicio Copiaco Ret 2nd Lt (AFP) Death March survivor


Serafin Salazar “Serry” Crisostomo born 1/21/1924 Corregidor Philippines; died 4/8/1998; buried Tacoma (Wash) Cemetery; Battery E 91st Coast Artillery (PS) Death March POW Capas; also in Korean & Vietnam Wars & Okinawa Army CW3

Juanito Dalisay born 1915 Rosales, Pangasinan; died 1/3/2005 Alameda Ca;. served in the US Army from 1941-1965; survived the Death March & POW camp. Source:




Eleuterio de Dios ("Terry") of Mountain View, California and Dulag, Leyte, died in the Philippines on October 2, 2004. He was 85. Terry enlisted in February, 1941 and served in Headquarters and Headquarters Battery of the 24th Field Artillery (PS). He fought on Bataan, then survived the Death March and prison camp. Discharged shortly after the war ended, he earned a degree in banking and finance on the GI Bill, worked for Coca Cola for several years, then finished his career at the Philippine Ministry of Labor and Employment. served as Chief of the Philippine National Police detachment in Dulag. Following retirement, he moved to the U.S. where he lived from 1992 to 2002. Source:

Catalino De Guzman born 1916; Death March survivor

Luciano Dimaano Death March

Geoffray Dumaquit, SFC; died 8/27, 2007 in Cathedral City, CA; He enlisted in the 14th Engineers BN (PS) in March, 1941 as a machine gunner and was a Bataan Death March survivor; served in the Korea War before retiring in 1961. His military decorations included a Bronze Star, Purple Heart, POW Medal, American Defense Service Medal, Asiatic Pacific Campaign Medal, WWII Victory Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korean Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal, Philippine Defense Medal, Philippine Liberation Medal, Presidential Unit Emblem, and Philippine Republic Citation. Source:



Benjamin “Ben” Valdez Embry # Death March, POW born 10/5/1924 Paniqui, Tarlac, Philippines. 2nd Lt. Thomas Embry, his father was a US Army veteran of Spanish-American and Philippine-American wars. On 2/21/1941, at 16 4 , Benjamin enlisted with the 26th Cavalry Troop C PS thru the complicity of the U.S. military recruiter in the the absence of his parent’s consent (and knowledge) His date of birth was appropriately altered to 10/7/1920. Benjamin, albeit in a weakened condition, survived the horrors of the Siege of Bataan and the Bataan Death March when he was just 17 1/2 year old. On 7/29/1942 he was paroled, ill with malaria and bronchitis, after his Spanish mestiza mother vouched to the Japanese that Benjamin is of Spanish and not of American descent. The Spanish, the colonial ruler of the Philippines before the United States, were favored by the Japanese, simply because of the old adage that “your enemy is my friend”

Benjamin served with Co D 2nd MP Battalion PS in Buenlag, Calasiao, Pangasinan, until 2/28/1945. Thomas Embry died on 9/18/1946, his death hastened by difficulties suffered during the war. The Embrys are grateful to the residents of Paniqui for not revealing Thomas & his familys hiding place to the Japanese military, although the war impoverished townspeople could significantly profit financially from giving such information.

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Romy Entac born 1919 Philippines; 57th Inf (PS) G Co Machine Gun Platoon; Death March survivor; Award: Purple Heart

Rafael Estrada (Ret ) Col Death March survivor;Chairman Armed Forces Defenders of Bataan & Corregidor, Inc. awarded Certificate of Recognition by US Ambassador to the Philippines Kristie Kenney 4/9/2009


Democrito Academia Fedalizo Death March casualty father of Editha Bernardino Fedalizo, a nursing educator in Montreal Canada

Feliciano A. (Tony) Figuracion, SFC born 5/2/1919in Alcala, Pangasinan, died in Tacoma Wash. on 3/14/2005; 45th Infantry (PS); Bataan Death March, POW survivor; also Korean War veteran. He retired from the U.S. Army in 1961. From his retirement until 1994, Tony and his family cared for developmentally disabled foster children. He also served as Maintenance Director at a series of nursing homes in Tacoma. Source:

Juan M. Fontanilla, born 1911; died 5/13/2005; joined the Scouts in 1941; Bataan Death March & POW.survivor, Korean war veteran and eventually retiring. Source:


Jesus R. Franco # born 3/16/1920 Intramuros Manila died 7/17/2006 Vallejo California Colonel. 26th Cavalry PS Death March, POW escapee, Guerilla Awards: Silver Star, DSC, Medal for Honorable Service while POW, (3) Purple Hearts Medal, later Vallejo California resident Source: Juni Ranillo Ang Panahon 11/11/2004 page






Patrick “Pat” G. Ganio, Sr. born 1921 Rizal, Nueva Ecija, Philippines Battle of Bataan Award: Purple Heart; advocate for PhilAm Veterans Equity Rights


Manuel Gavino born 1922 Philippines; PS; SFC 23rd Field Artillery Reg. Battery A; Death March


Luis De Leon Gonzalez # 6/21/1911 Lingayen, Pangasinan-12/9/2004 Pittsburg California joined 26th Cavalry PS 1933-1963 Death March Award: Purple Heart, also in Korean War

Dominador A. Guevarra, born 1919 Capas, Tarlac; died 3/6/2007; 57th Infantry (PS enlisted in 2/1941 Philippine Scouts; Bataan Death March and POW survivor immigrated to the U.S. in 1967 and worked as an engineer and was living in Morton Grove, Illinois at his death.. Source:



Catalino “Iggy” Ignacio # born 12/9/1919 Nueva Ecija, Philippines; died 7/7/2005 in Carson Ca; buried Green Hills Memorial Park @ Palos Verdes Ca;  PS, Death March, POW, also a Korean War veteran; retired fr. Military 1968 as a 1st Lt. postwar: volleyball referee (1968 Olympic Games; 1977 World Cup, etc.) inducted Volleyball Hall of Fame 1991


Julian Aniciete Ignacio, Sr. # born 1/20/1921 Philippines died 10/18/2006 John Muir Medical Center Concord Ca; buried @ Holy Cross Cemetery Antioch Ca;  Death March survivor; post war occupation: an attorney & educator in the Philippines; moved to Pittsburg Ca. in 1967


Daniel Laureta Ledda, veteran of WorId War II and the Korean and Vietnam Wars, died 8/10/2007in Sacramento, born 1919 Balaoan, La Union Philippines Philippine Military Academy 1942. grad As a company commander on Bataan, the young captain led his mounted cavalry troop in a counter attack against the Japanese forcing them into a rare retreat. During the assault Captain Ledda received life threatening injuries from a hand grenade, shrapnel from which he carried to the end of his life. Recovering, he returned to battle, but with the surrender of the American Armed Forces was among the approximate 75,000 prisoners of war who were forced to make the infamous Bataan Death March. He was released because of serious medical problems, but upon his recovery joined the underground and participated in resistance activities against the Japanese until the Philippines was liberated. WW2 military awards: Purple Heart, Bronze Star and Silver Star, and later the U.S.Army Commendation Medal and the Joint U.S.Armed Forces Commendation Medal.Daniel Ledda was commissioned as an officer in the U.S. Army’s 12th Infantry Division (PS), newly created following WWII. He continued his 30-year Army career until his retirement in 1974 after becoming the first Filipino-born American to attain the rank of full colonel Source:


Vicente Lim # Brig Gen born 1889 Calamba Laguna; Casualty; died 12/ 31/1944; Chief of Staff Phil Army; 41st Phil Division commander Defense of Bataan; top-ranking Filipino under Gen Douglas MacArthur; Bataan Death March survivor; guerrilla leader; captured 1944; POW  imprisoned @ Ft Santiago & Bilibid prison; beheaded w/ Col Antonio Escoda; their burial grounds unknown to this day. Awards: Legion of Merit; Purple Heart; 1st Filipino West Point grad (1914); 2nd Lt WW1; author of “The letters of General Vicente Lim (1938-1942)” famous quotation “To inspire and to lead”


Antonio N. Lumio 45th Death March; POW, Casualty died 5/14/1942 Camp O’Donnell of malaria; Inf (PS) L Co Sgt; from Capiz


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