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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Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Bataan
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The Battle of Bataan represented the most intense phase of Imperial Japan's invasion of the Philippines during World War II. The capture of the Philippine Islands was crucial to Japan's effort to control the Southwest Pacific, seize the resource-rich Dutch East Indies, and protect its Southeast Asia flank. It was the largest surrender in American and Filipino military history, and was the largest United States surrender since the Civil War's Battle of Harper's Ferry. Ultimately, more than 60,000 Filipino and 15,000 American prisoners of war were forced into the infamous Bataan Death March.

After more than two years of fighting in the Pacific, General Douglas MacArthur fulfilled a promise to return to overseeing the The Campaign for the Liberation of the Philippines. As part of the campaign, the Battle for the Recapture of Bataan (31 January to 21 February 1945) by US Forces and Philippine guerillas avenged the surrender of the defunct United States Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFE) to invading Japanese forces.
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  41 Also There at This Battle:
  • Baldonado, Regalado, Sgt, (1942-1946)
  • Bollich, James, Sgt, (1941-1945)
  • Brown, Albert, 1LT, (1937-1945)
  • Haskell, Willard Lincoln, S/Sgt, (1938-1946)
  • McLin, Lannie, Sgt, (1940-1943)
  • Peterson, Robert E., S/Sgt, (1936-1945)
  • TWS, Historian, (1941-1943)
  • Urbina, Dioscoro
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