Summary: survivor of the infamous 1942 Bataan Death March who symbolized the thousands of unheralded Filipinos who fought alongside American forces during World War II, who 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, in which the prisoners were forced to march some 65 miles to a camp and many died during the Bataan Death March, killed by Japanese soldiers or simply unable to make the trek (most of the troops were Filipino), who survived and slipped away with two others (all of them sick with malaria), but only lived and later moved to the San Francisco Bay Area to work as a civilian for the U.S. military after he joined a guerilla resistance movement against the Japanese.
Cause of Death: Undisclosed causes
Born: April 13, 1917
Died: December 16, 2017
Location: El Cerrito, California