31 Dec '17, 3pm

Survivor of World War II Bataan Death March dies at 100

SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco Bay Area man who survived the infamous 1942 Bataan Death March and symbolized the thousands of unheralded Filipinos who fought alongside American forces during World War II has died. He was 100. Ramon Regalado died Dec. 16 in El Cerrito, California, said Cecilia I. Gaerlan, executive director of the Bataan Legacy Historical Society, which has fought to honor Regalado and others. She did not have a cause of death. "He really embodied the qualities of the greatest generation and love for country," she said. Regalado was born in 1917 in the Philippines. He was a machine gun operator with the Philippine Scouts under U.S. Army Forces when troops were forced to surrender in 1942 to the Japanese after a grueling three-month battle. The prisoners were forced to march some 65 miles (105 kilometer) to a camp. Many died during the Bataan Death March, k...

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