“Bobbie”...

Yeoman First Class Cecil Garland Colvin (known as Bobbie) was the son of Madeline Fletcher and a step-son of Ray Fletcher. Most of his childhood years were spent on the Pringle Ranch (Dundy County Nebraska). He attended school in Parks and Benkelman. Bobbie joined the Navy in 1936. In March...

Bridagier General Ca...

“Brigadier General Carl Seals was a fifty-nine-year-old infantry specialist from Texas. He was one of a group of capable men that surrounded and served General Douglas MacArthur in the Philappines before and during the war. –  The complete History of World War II, Francis Trevelyan...

Irvine J. Scudder

It is believed that Irvine Scudder served in World War I, and continued to serve in the military until his return from being a prisoner of war in the Philippines after World War II, in 1945.   Letter from Hazel Jones Scudder   Colonel Irvine Scudder, served on Cebu as part of the...

Margaret Byroade Sea...

Margaret and Brigadier General Carl Herndon Seals were married March 22, 1924 in Manilla, Philippines. Margaret Seals was General Seals beloved wife, and the oldest daughter of Florence and Colonel George L. Byroade. In 1944, all spouses of military personnel were ordered out of the...

Robert Eugene Gillin...

“Letter (download) from Mrs. Ada Gillins (Robert’s Mother) to Cora Reed. After three years imprisonment in the Makassar Prison of War camp on the Celebes Islands, Robert Eugene Gillins succumbed to beriberi and edema on February 28, 1945, four months before V-J (Victory Over...

William Carrick Bral...

Colonel William Carrick Braly, Jr. of the US Army provided a great deal of information regarding his experience in the Philippines. He was also generous in providing documents, including his Operations Office Diary, that clearly portrays the men’s experience at Corregidor and throughout...