My father and his brother Bob are both veterans of the United States Navy. This may come as a surprise to some of you folks, but the United States military has a long history of Filipinos in its service.
This is a quick post to remember and honor the service of my dad, Uncle Bob, and all the homeboys on Veterans Day. Knowing how much Daddy loves Applebee’s, I hope they got their free Veterans Day meal!
But seriously. To veterans and those in active duty: thank you for your service.
- Filipino-American in the US Navy [http://philusnavy.tripod.com/]
- “From Stewards to Admirals: Filipinos in the U.S. Navy” [New America Media]
- “California and Second World War: California’s Filipino Infantry” [The California State Military Museum]