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Jose Calugas
Birth: Dec. 29, 1907
Iloilo
Western Visayas, Philippines
Death: Jan. 18, 1998
Tacoma
Pierce County
Washington, USA

World War II Congressional Medal of Honor recipient. Served as a Mess Sergeant, US Army, Battery B, 88th Field Artillery, Philippine Scouts. At Culis, Bataan, Philippine Islands on January 16, 1942, a battery gun position was bombed by the enemy until put out of commission and all killed or wounded. He a mess sergeant of another battery, voluntarily and without orders ran 1,000 yards across the shell-swept area to the gun position. He organized a volunteer squad which placed the gun back in commission and fired effectively against the enemy, although the position remained under constant and heavy Japanese artillery fire. His Medal of Honor was personally pinned by General Douglas MacArthur and he is one of two Filipinos during World War II to receive this honor.  (bio by: John "J-Cat" Griffith) 
 
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Mountain View Memorial Park
Lakewood (Pierce County)
Pierce County
Washington, USA
 
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Originally Created by: John "J-Cat" Griffith
Record added: Nov 12, 2003
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