Filipino Soldiers, Korean War

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  1. Jonathan Meek says:

    I would like to get the record for Benjamin Blair. IAlso, to see if he fought at Pork Chop Hill he is my uncle.

  2. Jonathan Meek says:

    I hope I get!

  3. allein rey delfin says:

    i’m from manila philippines, my grandfather fought in korean war he’s name is ALFREDO DELFIN, i cannot remember exactly his rank & designation but i can only remember if i were not mistaken that he belongs to 5th BCT or 10th BCT…can i please have a copy of his records or something that can prove that he really fought there..they also said that he received a medal for fighting there but unfortunately lost when the place they’ve been living back then here in the philippines was gutted by fire….thanks a lot and i hope you can convey me some help…god bless…

    • emely says:

      Alein Rey, I am Prof. Emely Dicolen-Abagat. I am a professor at the Catholic University of Korea and I was tasked to trace the whereabouts of the filipino soldiers who fought during the Korean War including their families, grandchildren, and great grand children because the University is thinking of offering them some scholarship programs. At the same time, I am doing a research along this line. Please email me as soon as you read this message. My email address is emelyabagat@yahoo.com. Hope to hear from you.

  4. Danilo ogatis says:

    During korean war,more advance un force wasn’t able to retake the whole of korea from comunist china. I think there was a political reason for that and that reason together with the casualties were all six feet under.

  5. arvinsign says:

    The Korean War happened during the advent of the “Cold War”. The US and the former USSR were trying to divide the world between them, and the poor countries like Korea (that time), Vietnam (1960s-70s) and Afghanistan (late 1970s-80s became the staging ground. I believe that Filipinos were also victims to this differing ideologies, the reason why we are still battling a half a century communist insurgency in our country. As well as the rest of South East Asia. In Asia, most of the support for the communist cause came from China. Then look elsewhere, during the 70s, any country trying to save their country from Communism receives big aid from the West. Its how the World works during those days and until now. There are major players, and they have their puppets.

  6. lennon09 says:

    hi the philippines during that time is not that poor..
    we are 2nd in asia in terms of economic status

  7. van joven says:

    i’d like to honor my father in my own simplest way for his being a korean war vet… his name is ALFREDO G. JOVEN… he actively took part in such war campaign… proud of him…

    i’d like to get records about my father in relation to the korean war…

    anybody please? help…

  8. Paulo says:

    I would rather say that the Philippines was still recovering from the ravages of the Second World War, not poor. Thanks to war reparations, the economy somehow went back on track.

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