Calugas, Jose Cabalfin, Sr., CPT

Deceased
 
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Last Rank
Captain
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
1193-Field Artillery Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Officer)
Primary Unit
1945-1957, 1193, 2nd Battalion, 38th Field Artillery
Service Years
1930 - 1957
Foreign Language(s)
Tagalog

Field Artillery

Captain



Six Overseas Service Bars


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Home Country
Philippines
Philippines
Year of Birth
1907
 
This Military Service Page was created/owned by the Site Administrator to remember Calugas, Jose Cabalfin, Sr. (MOH), CPT USA(Ret).
 
Contact Info
Home Town
Barrio Tagsing, Leon, Iloilo, Philippines
Last Address
Tacoma, Washington

Date of Passing
Jan 18, 1998
 
Location of Interment
Mountain View Memorial Park - Lakewood, Washington
Wall/Plot Coordinates
New Veteran's Section, Lot 206, Space 7

 Official Badges 

US Army Retired (Pre-2007)


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Congressional Medal Of Honor SocietyMedal of Honor
  1945, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society
  1945, Medal of Honor [Verified] - Assoc. Page


 Additional Information
Last Known Activity

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served as a Mess Sergeant, US Army, Battery B, 88th Field Artillery, Philippine Scouts. At Culis, Bataan, Philippine Islands on January 16, 1942, a battery gun position was bombed by the enemy until put out of commission and all killed or wounded. He a mess sergeant of another battery, voluntarily and without orders ran 1,000 yards across the shell-swept area to the gun position. He organized a volunteer squad which placed the gun back in commission and fired effectively against the enemy, although the position remained under constant and heavy Japanese artillery fire. His Medal of Honor was personally pinned by General Douglas MacArthur and he is one of two Filipinos during World War II to receive this honor.

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Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Bataan Death March
Start Year
1942
End Year
1942

Description
The Bataan Death March (Filipino: Martsa ng Kamatayan sa Bataan), which began on April 9, 1942, was the forcible transfer by the Imperial Japanese Army of 60,000–80,000 Filipino and American prisoners of war after the three-month Battle of Bataan in the Philippines during World War II. All told, approximately 2,500–10,000 Filipino and 100–650 American prisoners of war died before they could reach their destination at Camp O'Donnell. The reported death tolls vary, especially amongst Filipino POWs, because historians cannot determine how many prisoners blended in with the civilian population and escaped. The march went from Mariveles, Bataan, to San Fernando, Pampanga. From San Fernando, survivors were loaded to a box train and were brought to Camp O'Donnell in Capas, Tarlac.

The 128 km (80 mi) march was characterized by wide-ranging physical abuse and murder, and resulted in very high fatalities inflicted upon prisoners and civilians alike by the Japanese Army. It was later judged by an Allied military commission to be a Japanese war crime.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1942
To Year
1942
 
Last Updated:
Apr 8, 2018
   
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  216 Also There at This Battle:
  • Alviar, Castor, 1LT
  • Anderson, Leroy Clark, Sgt, (1941-1944)
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