Calugas, Jose Cabalfin, Sr., CPT

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Last Rank
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
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Field Artillery


Six Overseas Service Bars

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Year of Birth
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 Recipients
  1945, Congressional Medal Of Honor Society [Verified]
  1945, Medal of Honor Recipients [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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 Unit Assignments/ Advancement Schools
  1930-1945, 845, 88th Field Artillery Battalion
  1945-1957, 1193, 2nd Battalion, 38th Field Artillery
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Bataan
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Bataan Death March
  1945-1945 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Luzon Campaign (1944-45)
  1950-1953 Korean War
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