Veter­ans

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Baten­gaSr.served­fromJuly16,1938toMay

20, 1968 as a mem­ber of the Sulu Con­stab­u­lary, Zam­boanga Sec­tor. Dur­ing the war, the unit be­came part of the Visayan-Min­danao force that car­ried out an or­ga­nized de­fense of the Philip­pine territories,” Carolina said.

Ber­samin,on­theother­hand,servedasamem­ber of the Med­i­cal Field Ser­vice of the 21st In­fantry Di­vi­sion that es­tab­lished de­fenses to thwart the Ja­panese am­phibi­ous forces in Lin­gayen Gulf.

Mean­while,Mo­ra­lesserved­fromSeptem­ber3, 1941 to De­cem­ber 21, 1946 as a part of the 31st Engineer Bat­tal­ion, 31st Di­vi­sion of the Philip­pine Army. His unit was first tasked to de­fend the coast of Zam­bales from the am­phibi­ous en­emy forces, and the 31st Di­vi­sion was tasked to de­fend the west­ern flank of the Abu­cay-Morong line where they car­ried out the mis­sion, coura­geously en­gag­ing the Ja­panese ad­vance,” Carolina added.

Pag­gu­ni­tasaCa­pa­sis­partofthean­nu­alob­ser­vance of Philip­pine Veter­ans Week which hon­ors the brav­ery of war veter­ans.

This year s com­mem­o­ra­tion car­ries the theme “Sakrip­isyo ng Beter­ano ay Gu­ni­tain, Gaw­ing Tanglaw ng Ka­bataan Tungo sa Kaun­laran.”(Press Re­lease)

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