Men of 121st Infantry Regiment of Philippine Army stand on crutches, receive medals at Luna in North Luzon Philippines.
Philippines Date:1945, September 17 Duration:56 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Men of 121st Infantry (Guerrilla) Regiment of the Philippine Army awarded medals at Luna in North Luzon Philippines, a month after World War 2. Filipino women seated in spectator stands fanning themselves as they watch a military award ceremony for their relatives and friends, who served with the Philippine 121st Infantry (Guerrilla) Regiment during World War II. A Filipino soldier, on crutches (missing his left leg) with Purple Heart medal pinned to his uniform blouse. Colonel Russell W. Volckmann, commander of United States Armed Forced in the Philippines, North Luzon (USAFIP-NL), is seen shaking hands with and presenting Purple Heart medals to other Filipino soldiers as they stand in a line, most of them on crutches. Filipino soldiers parade in honor of the medal recipients.
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