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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Apr 2018 8:58 p.m. PST

…Battle of Corregidor Island.

"On March 7th, 1945, American General Douglas MacArthur walked on Corregidor Island for the first time since he slipped off its shores under cover of darkness almost three years earlier, fleeing the Japanese forces overwhelming it and the rest of the islands and area around Manila, the capital of the Philippines.

For a man like MacArthur, this was a prideful moment and vindication for the earlier loss of this American archipelago colony.

Corregidor Island, which guards the entrance to Manila Bay, has been fought over by imperial forces seeking to control the highly strategic area for hundreds of years. Spanish conquistadors, Dutch and Chinese Pirates, Americans and Japanese have all made their mark here and no conquering foot has stepped onto the shores since MacArthur's in 1945…."
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Legion 424 Apr 2018 6:30 a.m. PST

The 503d PIR dropped on Corregidor in '45 to remove the IJFs that had been occupying it, since '42 … link

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Apr 2018 11:24 a.m. PST

Thanks!

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Armand

Legion 424 Apr 2018 3:50 p.m. PST

The 1st & 2d of the 503d were next to my barracks in 3d Bde, 101, '80-'83. My Bn, 3d of the 187, was the other Bn in 3d Bde. Note, neither of the 503 or 187 were with the 101 in WWII. The 187 was part of the 11th ABN Div in the PTO.

The 187 was the only ARCT in the US ARMY in the Korean War. Then became part of the 101 during Vietnam.

mjkerner Supporting Member of TMP25 Apr 2018 5:23 a.m. PST

Rod Serling (Twilight Zone host, for you youngsters) was in the 503rd. So was my best buddy's (as kids) uncle, who never came home. RIP Sgt. Wallace.

Legion 425 Apr 2018 7:40 a.m. PST

Yes … RIP Soldier … RIP …

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