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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WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
Start Year
1944
End Year
1945

Description
(Luzon Campaign 15 December 1944 to 4 July 1945) After Leyte came Mindoro, which was invaded on 15 December 1944, an air strip being obtained to provide a base for operations during the invasion on Luzon. American troops landed on the shores of Lingayen Gulf on g January 1945 and pushed to Manila, which the Japanese defended vigorously until 24 February. Rather than meet the Americans in a decisive battle, the Japanese decided to fight delaying actions in numerous places. Organized resistance ended in southern Luzon in April and in central and northern Luzon in June.
   
My Participation in This Battle or Operation
From Year
1945
To Year
1945
 
Last Updated:
Apr 8, 2018
   
Personal Memories
   
Units Participated in Operation

727th Amphibian Tractor Battalion

USS Denver (CL-58)

1st Cavalry Division (Unit of Action)

 
My Photos From This Battle or Operation
No Available Photos

  230 Also There at This Battle:
  • Aaron, William Roy, T/Sgt, (1942-1945)
  • Aguirre, Carlos, SFC
  • Aiken, James Nickolas, S/Sgt, (1940-1946)
  • Allen, James, Cpl, (1942-1945)
  • Allen, Rade, Cpl, (1942-1945)
  • Asworth, Charles
  • Badger, Thomas Jenkins, COL, (1932-1965)
  • Beckwith, Bruce Norman, Sgt, (1943-1946)
  • Bonilla, Sylvester, Cpl, (1941-1945)
  • Bradley, Bernard, S/Sgt, (1941-1945)
  • Bruce, Kenneth, CPT, (1943-1946)
  • Carlson, Irvin, T/Sgt, (1943-1945)
  • Chailland, Wayne, 1LT, (1940-1946)
  • Chatelain, Beverly, 1LT, (1942-1946)
  • Chesser, Arthur, Cpl, (1941-1945)
  • Christner, Raymond, PFC, (1943-1945)
  • Coffey, Lucy, S/Sgt, (1941-1945)
  • Collins, Charles, Cpl, (1944-1946)
  • Conner, Stephen Lansford, PFC, (1942-1945)
  • Corbin, Merritt, 1LT, (1942-1945)
  • Ely, William Jonas, LTG, (1933-1966)
  • Fukuhara, Harry Katsuji, COL, (1942-1971)
  • Hayes, Eugene, PFC, (1943-1945)
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