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Filipinos and Filipinas Buried in Arlington

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Juan Samson-born 2/11/1893 Zamboanga Philippines; died 7/24/1960 buried @ Arlington National Cemetery Section 28; site 434; sakada in Hawaii; WW1 veteran Pvt Co M 2nd Hawaiian Inf; inducted 7/7/1918-2/3/1919; resident of WaianaeHawaii


Januario “Jan” Samortin Sevilla

Birth: 10/25/1907 Philippines

Death: 8/23/1999 Washinton

Buried: Arlington National Cemetery

Section: 64 Site: 6010

WWII (China Sea service) Korea War veteran

Military Service: 31 yrs (1929-1960)

MSC USN, a retired Chief Petty Officer who served as a White House cook (late 1930s) during Pres. Roosevelt & aboard USS Willaimsburg for Pres Truman

Post retirement: nutritionist @ the Pentagon; barber for 14 yrs @ the Washington Navy Yard


Caridad Aponte Sevilla

Birth: 7/19/1915

Death: 12/13/1979

Buried: Arlington National Cemetery

1st wife of Januario Samortin Sevilla

Ramon Simpas Subejano

Birth: 1905 Barrio Cabilauan New Lucena Iloilo, Philippines

Death: 9/16/1988 Veterans Adm Hospital

Buried: Arlington National Cemetery

Military Service WWII:

Drafted in 1942 & served  Pfc  in Company A 358th Infantry @ Normandy Beach Ardennes, Northern France, Holland & the Rhineland as a Scout sniper & was wounded four times including a bayonet wound & came home disabled after becoming one of the most decorated hero of WWII, having won 17 medals including the Silver Star for 12/7/1944 single handed capture of a factory in Dillengen Germany where he  killed 5, wounded 6 & forced 37 enemies to surrender (Hq, 90th Inf Div, G.O. No 657 1945). He was also awarded the Purple Heart, 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, etc. He killed more than 400 Germans in battle. He was decorated by the French, Dutch & Belgian governments. His story “One Man Army” is @ the Library of Congress (1978)


Stowawayed on a freighter from the Philippines to the U.S. in 1927; was a merchant seaman who bought a pool hall w/ his $32,000 casino winnings, but lost all his money during the Depression & had to work as a busboy.

Source: written by Al Livingston of Brighton Massachusetts & Earl S. Subejano of Reedley Ca.

New York Times AP published 9/18/1988

Andrew Brian Tamayo

Birth: 2/25/1954 San Diego California

Death: 12/16/1996 died @ sea

Burial: Arlington National Cemetery

Section: 60 Site: 914

Military Service:

Commanding Officer U.S.S. Fife DD 991

Duty Station: Yokosuka Naval Base, Japan

Demetrio Vell born 8/21/1896 Antique; died 9/10/1931; buried @ Arlington National Cemetery Section WWW Site 5069 (Bemetrio) sakada in Hawaii & WW1 veteran; Pfc Co F 2nd; Co E 1st & 2nd Hawaiian Inf; resident of Kunia Hawaii




Victor Villamor

Born 9/28/1956

Died 9/28/1956

Buried Section e Site 2513

Son of Jesus Antonio Villamor Lt. Col USAF WW11 DSC recipient




Fading light dims the sight
And a star gems the sky, gleaming bright
From afar drawing nigh,
Falls the night.

Day is done, gone the sun
From the hills, from the lake, from the sky
All is well, safely rest;
God is nigh.

Then goodnight, peaceful night;
Till the light of the dawn shineth bright.
God is near, do not fear,
Friend, goodnight.

The Sentinel’s Creed


My dedication to this sacred duty

Is total and whole-hearted.

In the responsibility bestowed on me

Never will I falter.

And with dignity and perseverance

My standard will remain perfection.

Through the years of diligence and praise

And the discomfort of the elements,

I will walk my tour in humble reverence

To the best of my ability.

It is he who commands the respect I protect,

His bravery that made us so proud.

Surrounded by well meaning crowds by day,

Alone in the thoughtful peace of night,

This soldier will in honored glory rest

Under my eternal vigilance.


Inscription – Tomb of the Unknown Soldier

Arlington National Cemetery,

Washington, D.C.


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