Ramsey, Edwin Price, LTC

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Lieutenant Colonel
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1542-Infantry Unit Commander
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Infantry (Officer)
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1941-1946, 1620, USAFFE Headquarters /26th Cavalry Regiment (Philippine Scouts)
Service Years
1938 - 1946
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Los Angeles, CA

Date of Passing
Mar 07, 2013
Location of Interment
Arlington National Cemetery - Arlington, Virginia
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Inducted in to the Oklahoma Military Hall of Fame in November 2010.

LTC Edwin Price Ramsey passed away yesterday, March 7, 2013.

There will be a Funeral Mass and Memorial Service on Thursday, March 14. Viewing at 10:15, and Memorial Service at 11:00 AM at

St. Paul the Apostle Church
10750 Ohio Avenue, Los Angeles CA. 90025

His burial will be at Arlington National Cemetery but there is no scheduled date yet.

If you would like to contribute to the memory of Ed Ramsey, please send them to the

U.S. Cavalry Association and Research Library
P.O. Box 2325, Building 247,
Cameron Street Fort Riley, KS
to the attention of Brig. Gen. Philip L. Bolte, USA, Ret

Ed Ramsey is known for leading the last horse cavalry charge in US Army history, in Morong, Bataan against the Japanese in January, 1942. He evaded capture by the Japanese and went on to become a highly successful guerrilla leader till the end of the war. He has written a very inspiring book titled "Lt. Ramsey's War"


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 While commanding a 27 - man platoon from the 26th Cavalry Regiment (Philippine Scouts) on Bataan, Philippines on Jan 1, 1942; then - 1LT Ramsey led the last US Army Horse Cavalry charge against an armed enemy (the Japanese Army).  For this action, he was awarded the Silver Star by GEN Wainwright. 

After the fall of Bataan, Then - 1LT Ramsey organized and led guerriila forces against Japanese forces on Central Luzon for over 3 & 1/2 years. He also provided GEN MacArthur timely intelligence critical to the successful Philippine Liberation. For these actions, he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross. 

He was promoted to LTC upon his rescue by US Forces in late 1945.         
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   1941-1946, 1620, USAFFE Headquarters /26th Cavalry Regiment (Philippine Scouts)

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On Jan 1, 1942,he led a horse cavalry charge against the Japanese Army on Bataan.
Upon Bataan's surrender, then - 1LT Ramsey organized and led guerilla forces against the Japanese Army in Centeral Luzon until the end of WW2. He was promoted to LTC at the end of WW2.

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29 Members Also There at Same Time
26th Cavalry Regiment (Philippine Scouts)

Barker, Joseph Rhett, CPT, (1938-1943) CV 1620 Captain
Wheeler, John Zadoc, CPT CV 12C Captain
Ambrocio, Carino, Cpl, (1940-1942) CV 761 Corporal
Bala, Gabriel, PFC, (1941-1942) CV 761 Private First Class
Bernal, Alfredo, PFC, (1941-1942) CV 761 Private First Class
Balmaceda, Leopoldo, Pvt, (1941-1942) CV 761 Private
Belvis, Rogelio D., Pvt, (1941-1942) CV 761 Private
Urbina, Dioscoro, PFC, (1941-1946) CV 761 Private
Gatdula, Gerundio, Sgt, (1942-1945) IN [Other Service Rank]
Gatdula, Gerundio, Sgt, (1942-1945) IN [Other Service Rank]
Trapnell, Thomas John Hall, GEN, (1927-1962) Lieutenant Colonel
Rosen, Melvin Herbert, COL, (1940-1970) Captain
Pierce, Clinton, BG, (1916-1951) Colonel
Praeger, Ralph Birton, MAJ, (1934-1944) Major
Barker, Joseph Rhett, CPT, (1938-1943) Captain
192nd Tank Battalion

Bruni, Fred Tobias, CPT, (1938-1944) AR 1203 Captain
Peterson, Robert E., S/Sgt, (1936-1945) AR 795 Staff Sergeant
Baldon, Ray, Cpl, (1940-1942) AR 795 Corporal
Baldon, Ray, Cpl, (1940-1942) AR 795 Corporal
Anderson, Leroy Clark, Sgt, (1941-1944) Sergeant
McCarthy, George Morton, MSG, (1940-1963) Private First Class
200th Coast Artillery Regiment (AA)

Botello, Pete, Pvt, (1940-1942) CAC 608 Private
A Battery

Borchert, Freeman, Pvt, (1940-1942) CAC 608 Private
A Troop

Lobdell, Lloyd J., PFC, (1940-1942) AR 795 Private First Class
B Troop

Bainbridge, James Arthur, Sgt, (1940-1942) AR 795 Sergeant
Tennenberg, Lester Irwin, Pvt, (1940-1945) AR 795 Private
C Troop

Kovach, John, T/4, (1940-1942) AR 795 Technician Fourth Grade
Urbina, Dioscoro CV 761 Private
HHC, 101st Infantry Regiment, 101st Philippine Division (PA)

Higgins, Arlie W., MAJ, (1941-1944) IN 1542 Major

Baladad, Macario, PFC, (1940-1942) CV 761 Private First Class
Logue, Harvey Emmet, Pvt, (1941-1946) Private
USAFFE Headquarters

Milks, Robert Charles, 2LT, (1940-1945) IN 745 Corporal

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