March or Die

Filipino and American soldiers forced to move for 65 miles during the Bataan Death March. April 9, 1942

Filipino and American soldiers forced to move for 65 miles during the Bataan Death March. April 9, 1942

Today marks seventy-three years since my grandfathers were persecuted by the Japanese at Bataan during World War II. They were forced to march for 65 miles under intense heat and harsh treatment by Japanese guards. My Lolo (the Filipino word for grandfather) survived the entire march; my other Lolo successfully escaped. I pray for them today with a heavy heart.

To my Lolo Gening & Lolo General (RIP),

Thank you for your service and your sacrifice for the Philippines and the United States of America. I love you both and I am honored to carry your legacy today.

Love,

Carlo ♣

General Leonardo Sangalang, Bataan Death March Survivor. RIP

General Leonardo Sangalang, Bataan Death March Survivor. RIP

Second Lieutenant Eugenio Palileo, Bataan Death March Survivor (Alive & kicking, still eating like a champ today)

Second Lieutenant Eugenio Palileo, Bataan Death March Survivor (Alive & kicking, still eating like a champ today)

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One comment

  1. Such a tragedy. My Lolo was also forced to march. Sadly, he succumbed to the cruelty he was forced to endure. It’s so good to hear that your Lolos survived.

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