Irvin Scott, a Marine Corps private first class in World War II, was imprisoned by the Japanese for more than three years. He survived the infamous Bataan Death March, one of the greatest war-time atrocities, and was liberated in 1945.
During its operational history the "Aztec Eagles" flew 795 combat sorties, accumulated nearly 2,000 hours of combat flying and remains the only military unit in the history of Mexico to engage in combat outside of its national borders.
For more than 200 years, men and women of Asian and Pacific Island decent have voluntarily taken the oath to “support and defend the constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic.“
By VAntagePoint Contributor|2018-05-08T10:36:59-04:00May 8th, 2018|Honoring Vets|Comments Off on Remembering the service of Veterans and the actions of heroes during Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
Amado Ante enlisted with the Philippine Scouts in February 1941 at the age of 22. Just five months later, he joins the 12th Quartermaster Regiment, Company B, supporting the U.S. Army's Philippine Division.