Thursday, May 14, 2009

Filipino-Amercan WWII Veterans

SJ Mercury News:
Filipino-Amercan WWII Vets

The passing of SB1315 ended a 63-year-old fight of Filipino-American Vets to regain full military VA benefits and recognition that was promised to them at the beginning of the war but later taken away by President Truman with the Recission Act of 1946 after the war. Click photo to see Slide Show

Dominador Valdez, 82, President of the Santa Clara County chapter of the American Coalition for Filipino Veterans of WWII (photo: Gary Reyes/Mercury News)

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