When I was three decades younger, I enjoyed looking at the “black and white” photographs of my parents and my siblings that my mother had kept inside a Japanese cookie tin. Those are probably some of our oldest possessions. My parents were both orphaned before they were teenagers and they both experienced World War II and the Japanese occupation of the Philippines without their parents. My mother would tell me stories of her growing up years and her experiences during the war before we would go to bed. That was ages ago!
I simply love looking at photographs that were produced long before digital slr cameras were introduced. Last night, while listening to Johnny Mathis I found this video on Youtube uploaded as a response to the “Filipino soldiers in the Korean War” clip that I took seven years ago.
Col. Alfredo Cayton was one of the Filipino soldiers who fought bravely in the Korean War. His grandchild made the video.