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Loreto Completo Almazol
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Birth: Oct. 17, 1920
Central Visayas, Philippines
Death: Sep. 15, 2006, USA

Al was a warrior in the truest sense of that word, he was a soldier for 28 years with the U.S. Army; one of the last survivors of the Bataan Death March; a prisoner of war from April 17, 1942 to March 8, 1945; a recipient of the Bronze Star for his defense of the Philippine Islands during World War II; and such a fierce fighter for his family's welfare that he defied all odds and was on Hospice care for two years and eight and a half months to continue to support his wife and children. As a lark with three friends, he joined the Philippine Scouts for a planned one-year sabbatical from college. Unfortunately, their timing was bad as they joined just weeks before Pearl Harbor was bombed. However, he always considered his timing lucky because his war injuries brought him to Manila, where he met "Betty", born Salve Maria Javier, who became his life partner. Besides the knock-out punch concoctions he created for numerous and lavish parties in his Pinole home, Al was known for his generosity, sense of humor, bowling skills, and strong dedication to his family, including his five sons and daughters and four grandchildren. In addition to his partner-in-all-adventures in three countries Betty, Al is survived by five children and their families, as follows: Oldest son, Ed, wife Kathy, their two daughters and husbands, Sarah and Chris and Elena and Nick; oldest daughter Susan, husband Octave Baker, and their daughter Tavi and her partner Art; second son and his wife, Pete and Kathleen Clancy; second daughter Cynthia, and youngest daughter Mary Anne, and husband Wade Hill, and son, Captain Herb Holman. Al died of congestive heart failure at age 85 in the embrace of his loving wife and partner for 64 years.
CSM Loreto Almazol, survivor of the Bataan Death March and holder of Bronze Star 
 
Burial:
Saint Josephs Cemetery
San Pablo
Contra Costa County
California, USA
 
Created by: Elizabeth Reed
Record added: Sep 20, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 15819881
Loreto Completo Almazol
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- Elizabeth Reed
 Added: Nov. 7, 2006

- Elizabeth Reed
 Added: Sep. 20, 2006
 
 
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