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Sgt Francisco J. Salveron

Sgt Francisco J. Salveron

Birth
Iloilo Province, Western Visayas, Philippines
Death 23 Aug 1998 (aged 88)
Bladensburg, Prince George's County, Maryland, USA
Burial Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot Section 43, lot #4054-1, Map Grid U45
Memorial ID 4485 · View Source
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US Military Figure. He was the personal aide to Gen Douglas MacArthur during World War II and waded ashore with him during the general's triumphant return to the Philippines. Salveron appears in the photographs of MacArthur's march onto the island of Leyte on Oct 20, 1944, among the most famous images of the war. Later, bronze statues fashioned after the photos were erected at the beach. Salveron is among those depicted. His military honors included a Bronze Star, a Purple Heart and three Presidential Distinguished Citations.


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 7 Feb 1999
  • Find A Grave Memorial 4485
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Francisco J. Salveron (4 Jun 1910–23 Aug 1998), Find A Grave Memorial no. 4485, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .