75th Anniversary of Leyte Landing observed in Carson
Distinguished guests in the 75th Anniversary of Leyte Landing in Carson on Oct. 20, 2019. First Row: L-R: Alex Cainglet, EmCee and Chair of the Filipino-American History Month, WWII Filipino American Veteran Alfred Bocatija, American WWII Veterans who landed in Leyte 75 years ago: Herbert Bounds, Hy Arnesty, Paul Cohen and Ernest Cowell (standing). Second Row L-R: Serry Osmena , granddaughter of Phil. Commonwealth President Osmena who waded the shore alongside with Gen. MacArthur, Arlene Bocatija, co-EmCee, Councilman Jim Dear, City of Carson, Gen. John Harrel, Keynote Speaker, Dr. Jenny Batongmalaque, presentor of the Program, Gen. Ruth Wong, Director of the Dept. of Military and Veterans Affairs of the County of Los Angeles, Thomas Ruck, Director of the L.A. National Cemetery for Veterans, Major Frank Quiambao, CO of 26th Cavalry Support Detachment of the State of CA, Color Guards, left of Vet. Cowell, Evelyn Andamo, VP of Board of Directors of the Filipino Veterans Foundation, and Judge Wilford Ross, Historian of the Leyte Landing, and son of Wilford Ross Jr., who landed in Leyte and died two years ago.