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Filipinos and Filipinas Buried in Arlington

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Pedro O. Abubo

   Birth: 4/16/1916

   Death: 5/18/2000; buried Arlington Section 59 Site 36

   Military service: WW11 (8/22/1946-7/13/1947)

     2nd Lt. US Army

Ann Agcaoili

Birth: 2/16/1919

Death: 8/9/1970

Buried Arlington National Cemetery

Section: 52 Site: 1009

Wife of Federico Agcaoili SDC USN

Jesse Nathanael “Nathan” Aliganga born 1977 Oakland California; died 8/7/2998 from a car-bomb explosion as he guarded the U.S. Embassy in Nairobi, Kenya; buried Arlington National Cemetery Sgt USMC; joined the Marines in 1994; sent to Nairobi 2/1998; Award: Purple Heart; New Marine Security Guard Residence @ Nairobi Kenya was dedicated in his memory on 5/6/2005

Jose Quesada Aquino

Birth: 3/19/1900

Death: 6/3/1957

Buried Arlington National Cemetery

Section: 34 Site: 1527

Pfc Med Det 1st Inf Philippine Med Dept US Army

Rafael A. Arengo Cpt; born 12/19/1913; died 1/5/1993 Windsor Mill Baltimore Maryland; buried Arlington National Cemetery Section 43 Site 4054-2; POW; CO 76th Ord Ammo Co. (PS) Saipan 1947-1948; also Korean War veteran; SS# issued California



Lucila Calambro Arengo born 7/19/1916; died 8/6/2004; buried Alington National Cemetery Section 43 Site 4054-2; wife of Rafael A. Arengo & sister of Alfred Calambro

Manuel C. Avancena

Birth: 2/17/1923


Buried Arlington National Cemetery

Section: 42 Site: 2413

MC U.S. Marine Corps


Pastor Balanon, Jr

   Birth: 5/4/1928 Philippines

   Death: 11/2/1950 MIA Unsan N. Korea; recovered (2001)

       & identified (4/2007) buried Arlington Section 60 Site 406 (5/3/2007)

   Military Service:Korean War, Corporal, enlisted SF Ca rifleman, US Army L Co,

       3rdBatt. 8th Cavalry Regt, 1st Cavalry Div

       Purple Heart, Combat Infantryman’s Badge, Korean

       Service   Medal, U.N. Service Medal, National Defense

       Service Medal, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, Republic

       of Korea War Service Medal

   Family: Esteban, Estrella (Africa), siblings

       his father, two brothers &  a sister served in the military



Liria I Cabanatan

   Birth: 5/14/1928

   Death: 1/2/2000 buried Arlington Section 66 Site 5313

   Family: Valeriano Terencio Cabanatan (husband), SDCS US Navy



Roberto Cabulong

   Birth: 11/14/1923 Manila, Philippines

   Death: 2/10/2003 Aberdeen, Md.;buried Arlington Section 66 Site 7620

   Military Service: WW11 & Korea Cpt. US Army

   Civilian Occupation: Dept of Army employee

   Family: Francoise, wife; Frederick, Patrick, Veronique, Roberta, Barbara

   (Bell), Linda Bauer, children; Elena (Bumanglag) Ester (Buenaventura, sisters




Mark Ryan Climaco-Caguioa

Birth: 3/1/1985 Stockton, California

Death: 5/24/2007 Nat Naval Med Ctr Bethesda Md. (wounded IED

  5/4/2007 South Baghdad while on patrol) tombstone @ Arlington, remains buried @ San

  Francisco Presidio

Military Service:enlisted 2005 served Iraq 10/2006, Specialist US Army 1st Batt.

   5th Cav Regt, 2nd Brig Combat   Team, 1st Cav Div Combat Infantry Badge,

   Bronze Star, Purple Heart of Courage

Civilian Occupation: Trained sushi chef

Family: Maria Lourdes Climaco, mother; Roger Rodrigo, stepfather; Sean

   Rodrigo, Gary, Loren, siblings; Arthur Climaco, grdfather; Megan

   McCommas, fiancee



Aldred A. Calambro

Birth: 4/25/1912 Iloilo, Philippines

Death:9/18/1925; buried Arlington Section 64 Site 6546

Military Service:enlisted 1932; WW11 POW & Bataan Death March survivor; Korea War (1951-53) retired a Cpt on 4/1/1959

Family: Julita Balberona, wife; Mark, Daisy (McTighe), Philip, Martin, Robert, Albert, Maria (Wolfing), children; Rudolfo, Lucilla (Arengo), Paula (Acebuque), siblings



Julita Balberona Calambro

Birth: 1/31/1917 Philippines

Death: 4/17/2004

Buried: Arlington with husband


Alfredo Malgueno Cortezano

Birth: 12/27/1922 Tiwi Albay Philippines


Buried Arlington National Cemetery

Section: 64 Site: 3584

WWII, Korea, Vietnam




Noemi B. Cortezano

Birth: 12/27/1922

Death: 11/8/1997

Buried Arlington National Cemetery

Section: 64 Site: 3584

Wife of Alfredo Cortezano


The bustle in a house
The morning after death
Is solemnest of industries
Enacted upon earth,
The sweeping up the heart,
And putting love away
We shall not want to use again
Until Eternity
         Emily Dickinson

A Soldier's Prayer
Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand wind that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning's hush
I am the swift uplifting rush of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there; I did not die.


            by Billy Rose



There's a graveyard near the White House

    Where the Unknown Soldier lies,

And the flowers there are sprinkled

    With the tears from mother's eyes.


I stood there not so long ago

    With roses for the brave,

And suddenly I heard a voice

    Speak from out the grave:


"I am the Unknown Soldier,

    The spirit voice began

"And I think I have the right

    To ask some questions man to man.


"Are my buddies taken care of?

    Was their victory so sweet?

Is that big reward you offered

    Selling pencils on the street?


"Did they really win the freedom

    They battled to achieve?

Do you still respect that Croix de Guerre

    Above that empty sleeve?


 "Does a gold star in the window

    Now mean anything at all?

I wonder how my old girl feels

    When she hears a bugle call.


"And that baby who sang

    Hello, Central, give me no man’s land-

Can they replace her daddy

    With a military band?


"I wonder if the profiteers

    Have satisfied their greed?

I wonder if a soldier's mother

    Ever is in need?


"I wonder if the kings, who planned it all

    Are really satisfied?

They played their game of checkers

    And eleven million died.


"I am the Unknown Soldier

    And maybe I died in vain,

But if I were alive and my country called,

    I'd do it all over again


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