Filipinos Vietnam War Military Service

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BNR-Body Not Recovered

BR-Body Recovered

DOW- Died of Wounds

KIA-Killed in Action

MIA-Missing in Action

POW-Prisoner of War

SWA-Seriously wounded in action by missile


Robert Francis Favor *** 3/7/1939-12/16/1969 Navy SK1 Non-Hos. died-Other



Maximo Paulite Fernandez *** 11/17/1938-6/6/1966 Army SP4 KIA S. Vietnam





Roberto Lay Gabana *** 9/13/1947-8/22/1968 Army SP4 KIA S. Vietnam


David K. Gacusana * born 2/2/1936 Opihikao Hawaii; died 5/13/2000 Utah Valley Regional Hospital; buried Utah State Veterans Cemetery; USMC Gy Sgt (Ret) also retired from Post Office; a Vietnam War veteran


Albert Gacutan Sr born 2/14/1940 Lanai Hawaii; died 1/5/2001; buried Hawaii Veterans Cemetery; Army SSgt; post-war: retired Mauna Loa Macadamia Nut Corp factory maintenance man


Melchor Baligad Gadiane * born 1/6/1929 Philippines; died 6/15/1997 SF Ca; buried Golden Gate National Cemetery; Navy Sk1; SS issued Hawaii; also Korean & WW11 veteran


Talino “Sonny” K. Gaison Jr* born 1926; Army FSgt; 1st Bn 35th Inf (Cacti) A Co military service 1973-1979 postwar: Farrington H.S. coach (Talino, Sr. WW1 veteran)


William K. Gaison * born 1/16/1932; died 10/25/1991; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; also Korean War Veteran; (son of Talino Gaison WW1 veteran)


Leonardo Medina Gan *** 4/13/1929-10/2/1969 N. Vietnam Navy E7 USS Walker (see Rolando Dayao) Non-Hos. died-Other BNR


Tony Garcia served during 1968 Tet Offensive; post-war: Army MSgt (Ret); served w/ Advisor Group U.S. Embassy, Manila Phil; resident of Honolulu; WW11 researcher w/ Filipino American Historical Society of Hawaii (FAHSOH); also Korean War veteran (some info from e-mail comm.. bet. MSgt Garcia & M.E. Embry 7/2008)


Jose Gorospe * born 3/19/1928; died 6/2/2006; buried New Tacoma (Wash) Cemetery; Sfc Army


Leonard Gordon Gorospe * born 6/26/1944; died 8/12/1966 S. Vietnam Los Angeles National Cemetery, Pfc 565TH Trans Co, 10TH Trans Bn, Army SPT CMD CRB, 1 LOG CMD


Ambrosio Salazar Grandea born 8/22/1932 Corregidor, Philippines; died

6/13/1967 Clark Field Airforce Base Hospital, Philippines of multi-frag wounds suffered in Quang Ngai Vietnam; buried with parents in Arlington Section 2 Site E-196-1

military Service: Army, Major (Chaplain, Protestant) Awards: Chaplain’s Gold Medallion (1972); Silver Star for pulling soldiers to safety while under heavy  fire in Chu Lai, Vietnam two weeks before the injury that caused his death


Arthur Haywood Green *** born 3/5/1938; died 8/3/1967 Vietnam died in an ambush KIA/MIA/BR Cpt Army, DET A-245 (DAK SEANG), 5TH SF GRP, SPECIAL FORCES
Notes: “mestizo from Bukidnon; mother from Baguio godfather (with Sfc Domingo Borja) of my oldest son” Source: 7/3/2007 e-mail of Sgt. 1st Class, Ret. Fredrick H. Gray to Maria Elizabeth Embry.






Marino Rivera Ibana born 3/3/1953; died 5/18/1995; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; Army Pfc


Aristotoles Del Rosario Ibanez born 1/1/1931; 11/1/1968 My Tho River Vietnam KIA sapper attack USS Westchester Co (LST-1167) explosion w/ 25 men killed & 27 wounded; Navy SK1 Mobile Riverine Force (MRF) Task Force-117; resident of Cavite, Philippines


Benito Igarta, Jr.born 12/5/1921; died 3/21/1966 KIA Quang Ngai Province, South Vietnam shot down, fire engulfed the cockpit; crashed; helicopter crew gunner HMM-363; buried National Cemetery of the Pacific; GSgt USMC


Gonzalo Esteban Ignacio Jr born 9/22/1928 Philippines; died 8/5/1989; buried San Francisco (Presidio) National Cemetery; Army 1st Sgt; also a Korean War veteran


Richard F. B. Ignacio born Hawaii; Army 3rd Radio Research Unit; served 1967-68; Ton Son Nhut AFB; also served in Germany


Roy Ignacio * born 4/25/1942; died 5/25/1971 KIA Hua Nghia, S. Vietnam; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; Army SSgt 11th Armored Cavalry Regt Blackhorse


Christopher Henry Inay born 12/23/1948; died 10/11/1968; resident of Wapato Wash




Anacito L. Jandoc **


Fernando Purganan Jandoc *


Norberto D. Javier born 6/30/1930 Philippines; died 12/20/2006; buried Garden of Memories Memorial Park Kalsadang Bago, Pateros, Philippines


Jose Jalocon Javines *** born12/30/1929; died 1/8/1973 Navy EMC non-Hos. died-Other






David Labang *  born 12/29/1931 Waimanalo, Hawaii; died 7/5/2004 Tripler Army Medical Center; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; MSgt; Army; also Korean War veteran; civilian: U.S. Postal Service truck driver


Arthur Akira Laborada * born 10/20/1929; died 12/25/2001; buried San Joaquin Valley National Cemetery; Army CWO3; also Korean War veteran; SS# issued Hawaii


Antonio Benzon Labrador born 9/23/1936; died 1/14/2007; buried Divine Memorial Park Kawit Cavite; Navy


Alfredo Ladao born 8/10/1922 San Narciso Zambales; died 2/16/2008 Kapiolani Med Center @ Pali Momi; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; Navy Petty Officer 2nd Class, also WW11 & Korean Wars veteran


Catalino Valdez Lagadon, Jr. born 4/6/1911; died 5/30/1994; buried Barrancas National Cemetery Florida; Sgt Army; also WW11 & Korean War veteran; listed 1930 Monroe Indiana census


Daniel Lagat born 12/19/1954 hilo; died 3/29/2007 Seattle Wash; buried Hawaii Veteran Cemetery; Army SSgt


Licerio C. Lagda


Jose P. Lagrimas born 1/3/1941; died 2/3/2003; buried Loyola Memorial Park; Navy Sfc


Russell Martinez Lecompte *** 9/17/1928-10/29/1969 Navy SK1 KIA S. Vietnam


Leonardo Capistrano Leonor born 9/22/1940 Manila Philippines; died 7/9/1978; KIA/MIA Quang Binh, North Vietnam; remains recovered, identified & interred 5/24/2002 @ Arlington Cemetery; part of the remains were brought to the Philippines; Major Air Force Awards: Distinguished Flying Cross (for 6/27/1972), (2) Distinguished Flying Cross medals (10/4/1972; 10/5/1972); The Air Medal (1st-13th Oak Leaf Cluster) for 2/10/1972 to10/10/1972, 2nd Air Medal 4/19/1972, 3rd Air Medal (15 Oak Leaf Cluster); Purple Heart (posthumous)

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Gilmore C. Llanto born 2/10/1946; died 6/9/2001; buried Humayhumay Cemetery Lapulapu Cebu; Army Pfc


Harold Leroy Llanes * born 8/15/1948; died 7/14/1968; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; USMC  LCpl KIA Quang Nan S. Vietnam


Allan Los Banos * born 5/14/1921(twin of Bernard); died 3/29/1999; posr war: Ret. Colonel; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; worked for Honolulu Motor Vehicle Dept; also a Korean War & WW11 veteran


Charles C. Los Banos * born 9/9/1930; died 1/24/1992; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; CSM; Army, also Korean War veteran


Nick dela Cruz Luzano**born 1/10/1938; died 12/25/2002; buried Santa Maria Pangasinan, Philippines; Navy EMC




Daniel Sibayan Mabalot * born 9/30/1952; died 8/2/2007; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; SP4 Army


Roger Conrad Mabalot born 10/5/1938; died 5/11/1999; buried Tahoma (Wash)

National Cemetery; Navy AK2


Benito Mallari, Sr ** born 4/16/1922; died 7/6/2003; buried Garden of Memories Cemetery Salinas Ca; POW 5/7/1942,4/2/1945 Army SP5; also WW11 & Vietnam War veteran


Ernesto Edgardo Jaochico Mallari ** born 11/19/1947 Philippines; died 11/10/1996; buried Healey Mortuary Salinas Ca; Army SP4


Lazaro A. Mallari * born 12/12/1924; died 11/2/1991; buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery; Army SSgt, also a Korean War veteran


Cesar Jabonillo Mamon ** born 11/1/1947; died 8/19/1968 KIA by sniper fire in Quan Tri South Vietnam 1968 Pfc 1st Marine Company C; resident of San Jose Ca


Crisanto Naguit Manalang * 3/8/1949-12/30/1997 buried Holy Cross Cath. Cemetery Daly City California Air Force


Alfred Manalo **


Armando E. Manalo


Ricky Masayuki Manalo * born 8/29/1950 Hilo Hawaii; died 5/12/1996 St Francis West Hospital; buried Hawaii State Veterans CemeteryAir Force SSgt


Patricio Gutierez Mangubat born 3/17/1926; died3/19/2002; buried Tahoma Nat. Cemetery Kent Washington, also a WW11 & Korean War Veteran; Navy ENC (SS)


Leonard Gideon Maquiling * born 10/13/1948; died10/26/1971 Army CWO Miss.


Romeo “Romy” Monteyro born 1935 Philippines; Vietnam War service w/ the U.S. Navy (1959-1963); Education: Journalism; columnist for the weekly Philippine Mabuhay News.; (also served Armed Forces of the Philippines {AFP} from 1975 to1995 performing combat duty in Mindanao against Muslim terrorists & Communist rebels in the Visayas, Luzon & parts of Mindanao; retired Colonel (AFP) after serving as CO, Psy Ops Grp, CRS; supporter of the Philippines 1986 People’s Power against deposed Pres. Marcos; Associate Member of PMA Class 1958); > immigrated to the US 1996; since then a tireless activist for the equity fight for WW2 FilVets, working as a volunteer & adviser to veterans advocacy groups; also testified @ Congressional hearing; a Republican who had crossed political lines to work closely w/ Democratic Party leaders like Cong Filner, Senators Akaka, Inouye & others; his intellectual curiosity has contributed an invaluable historical perspective to his advocacy.




Mike Nisperos born: McComb, Mississippi; USMC Meritorious promotion to Sgt @ age of 20. post war: Boalt Hall Law School; Attorney in California, 1978; real estate broker, Cpt U.S. Air Force Judge Advocate, Director Office of Drugs & Crime Oakland Ca; Chief Trial Counsel of the California State Bar




Alfredo Pacolba * born 8/8/1932; died 9/11/1969 S. Vietnam Army Sfc


Alfred Michael Padayao * 5/24/1945-9/6/1988 Nat. Mem Cemetery of the Pacific Army



Caesar Ruiz Penaflor, Sr born 10/7/1925 Philippines; died 2/24/1990 San Francisco California; buried Golden Gate National Cemetery; SD2 Navy, also WW11 veteran





Ernest Roger “Ernie” Ramelb born 8/28/1940 Wailuku Maui; 1/31/2004; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; Navy SN; program analyst retired from AAFES


Adriano A. Ramiscal ** born 9/8/1931 Philippines; died 3/31/2007; buried Ft Rosecrans National Cemetery; Navy SK1; postwar: inventory controlman for Ron Baker Chevrolet National City


Rudy Rose military service Vietnam; son died in Iraq; his father a WW11 & Korean War veteran




Mateo Sabog *11/22/1921 Ilocos, Norte, Philippines- (2/25/1970 S. Vietnam “remains identified”) 3/25/1996; returned alive MSgt.


Rudy Mantiad Sagon * 5/28/1945-12/10/1965 KIA S.Vietnam KIA Army SP4


Stanley Incillo Sagon * 4/7/1941-5/20/1966 KIA S. Vietnam Army SP4


Fidel Garcia Salazar *** 4/24/1936-10/2/1969 Navy SD2 (see Rolando Dayao)

     Non-Hos. died-Other BNR


Alfredo Sanut * 8/19/1926- 10/2/1970 died S. Vietnam Army Sfc


Victor Sarmiento Coast Guard


Franklin Daniel Sibayan * 4/12/1945-7/28/1969 KIA S. Vietnam


Alepio Solmirin * born Waipahu; died 3/30/2006 Pearl City;buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; Army Sfc; injured 7/11/1952 North Korea Army 3rd In Div Cv Div Cav Regt Inf; also Korean War veteran post-war: retired carpenter


Sipriano Solmiren * born 9/28/1941; died 2/22/1997; buried National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific; MSgt Army


Anastacio Huliganga Soriano born 10/19/1920; died 1/23/2002; buried Pyramid Mem Park Cemetery Baguio Philippines Air Force TSgt


Frederico Cabatbat Soriano born 7/20/1925; died 2/2/1972; buried Barrancas Nat Cemetery Florida; Navy SD1


Pacifico Ruiz Soriano * born 9/25/1926 Philippines; died 11/14/2006 Philippines buried Himlayang Caviteno Cavite Philippines Navy SD2, also a Korean War veteran


Alfred Aplaka Acson “BoBoy” Sumalpong born 6/2/1944 Ewa Hawaii; died 5/5/2006 Maili, Hawaii; buried Mililani Memorial Park; Army Sp4




Joseph “Joey” Tabaco born 5/13/49 New York, NY, enlisted in the USAF in 1968 and retired in 1990; served with the 54WRS MAC (54th Weather Reconnaissance Squadron, Military Airlift Command) from 1971 to 1974 during which had a mission in Vietnam; lifetime member of the Vietnam Veterans Association Chapter 11


Esteban Wallace Tadena * 6/4/1937 Wailuku, Hawaii-11/7/1967 died Quang Ngai S. Vietnam SSgt Army (12 yrs service) 1st Cavalry Airmobile; resident Maui, Hawaii


Leonard Masayon Tadios * born 1/9/1934; died 3/18/1966 S. Vietnam (12/11/1964 Au Xuyen S. Vietnam ambushed; POW presumed died in captivity, BNR Sgt Army Advisor, Hdqtrs MACV, also in Korean War (wounded; returned to duty 1953); resident of Maui, Hawaii


Theodore James Tadios, Sr.3/23/1946 Honolulu, Hawaii -3/18/1998 Kaiser Hospital Honolulu, Hawaii buried Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery SP4 Army


Ariston R. Talan, Jr * 1/14/1937-5/5/1967 died S. Vietnam Army, SSgt


Ricardo Hojilla Torrecarion # born 9/23/1923 Philippines; died 9/23/1997; buried Ft Rosecrans (San Diego Ca) National Cemetery; also Korean War & WW11 veteran ( recruited for the Navy in 1944 w/ 4 other guerrillas); post-war Navy retiree


Rudy Torres** born 1947 Air Force; resident of San Jose Ca


Simeon Andrade Tuazon Jr ***12/4/1930-10/24/1967 Army SSgt KIA S. Vietnam


Galo Drilon Tubac born 10/16/1916 Negros Oriental Philippines; died 4/3/2006 Colorado Springs Colorado; Vietnam War Awards: Bronze Medal Vietnam Service Medal, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal, Korean War Awards: Bronze Medal, Korean Service, Korean Defense Medal, UN Service Medal WW11 veteran:  Defense of Corregidor; PS POW (5/7/1942-12/9/1942); retired as MSgt. Other Awards: Bronze Stars (total =3), Distinguished Unit Badge, WW11 Victory Medal, Philippine Independence Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal & Army Good Conduct Medal






Reynaldo Rocillo Viado *** 9/22/1945-10/2/1969 Navy TN (see Rolando Dayao)

      non-Hos. died-Other BNR


Domingo Balansay Vinluan *** born 9/5/1927; died 11/1/1965 Army Sgt KIA S. Vietnam





                                            The Wall

                          by Catherine Anne McNeill


I walked along that long black wall, with names as far as I could see.
Friends I knew in childhood now etched in memories.
I've touched their names so many times, remembered them with love.
I walk along, the rain pours down, tears from heaven above.

I watch a Vet, deep in thought, pain across his face.
He walks a mother to the wall; he's taken his friend's place.
She reaches out to touch a name, the one that was her son.
They pause together in the rain, their memories a bond.

The men who fought, the men who died, their names for all to see
Their lives so brief, fallen short, a page in history.
We can't forget what they had done, so many years ago.
Sacrifices they have made the bravery they showed.

I walked along that long black wall, crying in the rain.
For all those men who've touched our lives, we'll never see again.

28 May 2000

The Gift Outright

Poem recited by Robert Frost at the
1961 Inauguration of Pres. John Kennedy

The land was our before we were the land's.
She was our land more than a hundred years
Before we were her people. She was ours
In Massachusetts, in Virginia,
But we were England's, Still colonials,
Possessing what we still were unpossessed by,
Possessed by what we now no more possessed.
Something we were withholding from our land of living,
And forthwith found salvation in surrender.
Such as we were we gave ourselves outright
(The deed of gift was many deeds of war)
To the land vaguely; realizing westward,
But still unstoried, artless, unenhanced,
Such as she was, such as she would become.

Filipinos Vietnam War US military Service