World War II Veterans Last Hope in the Forthcoming State Visit of Pres. Arroyo to the United States
AT the conclusion of World War II, there were about 400,000 surviving veterans. Since then, that number continuously diminished because of old age and sickness and by this time there are only about fifty thousand.
But despite their decreasing number, WW II veterans' strong resolve to struggle for recognition and honor by the United States as a component of the then United States Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) has never waned. On the contrary, it grows stronger and more tenacious each passing day.
History shows that even before the outbreak of the war between the United States and Japan on December 7, 1941, the military forces of the government of the Commonwealth of the Philippines …
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Publication information: Article title: World War II Veterans Last Hope in the Forthcoming State Visit of Pres. Arroyo to the United States. Contributors: Not available. Newspaper title: Manila Bulletin. Publication date: May 6, 2003. Page number: Not available. © 2009 Manila Bulletin Publishing Corp. COPYRIGHT 2003 Gale Group.
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