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    Last Sunday was the 70th anniversary of the Battle of Bataan. Our small (and i think the only one in the country) reenactment group staged a short reenactment of the Battle of Abucay line, a great but short lived victory of the Philippine Scouts, Philippine Army, and USAFFE against the initial assaults of the Japanese Army during the Battle of Bataan. All guns used were airsoft except for theJapanese heavy machine gun and the resin arisakas. A soundtrack and a professional pyro team(same guys that did the pyro for the Borne Legacy shooting here)helped with the immersion. In the audience were 3 amazing veterans of the Philippine scouts and their families.

    pics by Tim Q Maceren, Albert Labrador, Rap Fernandez; Directed by Albert Labrador


















    http://youtu.be/EnEgL2Xgyrw

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    Great shots!
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    An excellent way of remembering and thanking the Vets
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    Mabuhay ang mga beteranong sundalo ng bansa!



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    salute!
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    Default Re: 70th Anniversary Battle of Bataan

    More pics with annotations from Labrador:

    Hi guys,

    Well, what can i say. 4 days of blood, sweat and tears but not an iota to compare to what those men did and sacrificed for future generations. I hope we gave them a fitting tribute. Here are but a few highlights from this year's Philippine Scouts Heritage Society Annual Reunion. the first ever here in the Philippines. Before i post the photos I'd like to give thanks to our officers who worked their asses off to make sure this thing got rolling. Chapter president Jojo Die (hehe), Treasurer Jojo Nicolas, Teresa and Coony Romero, Philip Garcia...Your efforts have paid off. Now relax and have a cold one. I'm bound not to have mentioned a few names so please understand. My brain is still recovering from a 12 hour whirlwind van ride to and from ilocos.

    Many thanks to all the reenactors! HK LRRP, BNK and PSHS, MVCCP, Japanese Clark Community and lone wolves who all came in and lent a huge hand to us.

    Most of the Photos are from April 8 and 9, April 7, and 10 photos to follow. - in fact a whole lot more photos to follow.

    The venue:

    The Clark Cemetery:



    The color guard awaits:



    The Philippine airforce provided a band and firing squad:



    April 8 (am) Dan figuracion, Felipe Fernandez and Eulalio Arzaga of the 26th Cavalry arrives in style:





    An appropriate horse escort led the parade:



    The riders were Rudy Cabigas, Jojo Nicolas, Erich Nicolas and Dennis Nicolas:





    Rudy in his element:



    Jojo looks every bit as dashing:



    John Gilbert from the local VFW and Historian Prof. Rico Jose:



    Felipe Fernandez walks to the Cemetery Venue:



    PSHS reenactor color guard with representatives from the PI, HK and UK:



    Mc Kinley Chapter President Jojo Dy:



    John Gilbert, Joe Calugas and Gil Mislang Address the audience:








    Felipe Fernandez's moving eulogy. As he mentioned the names of his fallen friends and comrades, taps was played. There was not a dry eye in the audience:





    Eulalio Arzaga renders a smart salute as his comrades unveil a commemorative plaque:



    David Banaghan chats with Felipe:



    The afternoon was taken up with a reenactment battle showing the exploits of the 26th Cavalry (PS), the 57th Infantry (PS), The 41st infantry Division (PA) and Takeo Imai's 141st Regiment IJA:

    The gathered troops await the rehearsal in the scorching sun:



    the IJA makes its entry:



    A screening force of 26th cavalry enter the field and engage the invading force:



    The scene is re-set as the 57th infantry enters the field:





    The first Japanese artillery shells hit home:





    Imai's 141st begins its charge:





    Japanese support weapons deploy:





    The Philippine Scouts return fire:







    The Japanese troops rally and charge. A melee ensues within the USAFFE lines as the 41st infantry assaults the Japanese spearhead:







    The battle has ended, allied troops help the wounded and search the dead:





    Philip presents the Men of the allied force:



    The IJA rally their troops, Mr. Fukuda gives a stirring speech and they deliver their final Banzai!



    Erich looked splendid as a horse soldier of the 26th:





    Next report: The ceremony at Mt. Samat.

    Thanks for looking folks!

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    Mabuhay ang mga beterano!
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    Gaganda ng kuha!

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    Napakagaling ng ginawa niño, ginoo. Mabuhay po kayo at ang lahing kayumanggi.....
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