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PHILIPPINE CONSULATE ATTENDS WAKE OF WW II WAR HERO AND GUERILLA LEADER LT. COL. EDWIN PRICE RAMSEY

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Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega and Racquel Ramsey with Deputy Consul General Daniel R. Espiritu (behind).

Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega and Racquel Ramsey with Deputy Consul General Daniel R. Espiritu (behind).

Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega, Mr. Bing De La Vega with Filipino community leaders Dr. A. Benitez and Mrs. A. Cudal who also paid tribute to Col. Ramsey.

Consul General Maria Hellen Barber De La Vega, Mr. Bing De La Vega with Filipino community leaders Dr. A. Benitez and Mrs. A. Cudal who also paid tribute to Col. Ramsey.

Philippine Consulate General attended the wake of WWII war hero Lieutenant Colonel Edwin Price Ramsey on 14 March 2013 at the St. Paul the Apostle Catholic Church in Los Angeles.

Lieutenant Ramsey volunteered to serve with the 26th Cavalry of the Philippine Scouts, and after Japan invaded the Philippines, he led the last mounted U.S. Army Horse Cavalry charge for which he received the Silver Star.

After the fall of Bataan Ramsey escaped Japanese capture to mobilize and later lead as many as 40,000 guerilla fighters in central Luzon.  In June 1945 Gen. Douglas MacArthur pinned on Lt. Col Ramsey the Distinguished Service Cross.consulate5consulate3

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