Author: sailor_admin

Tribute to Filipino Heroes on Corregidor 7th April, 2018

Tribute to Filipino Heroes on Corregidor 7th April, 2018 As part of the Philippine Veterans Week April 5 to 11, 2018, on April 7, 2018 Tribute to all Filipino Heroes is observed on Corregidor Island in Manila Bay. The site of the Tribute is at the Filipino Heroes Memorial. The advance party to set up […]

Read More

Phil-Military lands on Corregidor 2018 April, the 6th.

As part of the Philippine Veterans Week April 5 to 11, 2018, on April 7, 2018 Tribute to all Filipino Heroes is observed on Corregidor Island in Manila Bay. The site of the Tribute is at the Filipino Heroes Memorial. The advance party to set up things landed on the 6th of April, it was […]

Read More
Bataan Day 2018 April 9th

Bataan Day 2018 April 9th

The 76th Anniversary of the Fall of Bataan was remembered and commemorated on Mt. Samat. Today this solemn day is called; Araw ng Kagitingan at Mount Samat National Shrine, Pilar, Bataan. VIPs were the Executive Secretary Salvador C. Medialdea, the Japanese Ambassador, the No.2 man of the American Embassy, Bataan Governor Garcia, Ilocos Norte Governor […]

Read More

76th Philippine Veterans Week April 5-11, 2018

Every year, for many years, the Philippines remember their veterans. This year I became more intensively aware of it.When I visited Corregidor Island between the 6th and 8th of April 2018 I learned that there was a commemoration to the Filipino Veterans on the 7th of April at the Filipino Heroes Memorial on Corregidor Island. […]

Read More

60th Anniversary, Liberation of Corregidor

Paratroopers present Corregidor to Gen MacArthur. On the 2nd of Mar 1945 General MacArthur presided over the ceremony of recapturing Corregidor. In 2005, at many sites, the 60th Anniversary of the Liberation of the Philippines was observed. My Family was invited by the US Embassy Anniversary Project Officer to attend. This album is about the […]

Read More

Fort Frank construction

This page shows construction of Fort Frank on Carabao Island in Manila Bay. Fort Frank was part of the Manila and Subic Bay Harbor Defense Command. These images were given to me by Karl Schmidt from the Coastal Defense Study Group (CDSG.org) who got the images from National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Thank you […]

Read More

Corregidor Friends visit the Rock 2018-02-13 to 16

EXO from Corregidor Forum web page organized it and 7 people mustered and enjoyed our trip. This presentation of 24 images is just like a list of what we did or saw as noteworthy on Corregidor Za805. The Geary Trail, the culvert in the main tributary ravine is washed out. Za806. The east NCO Quarters […]

Read More

Malico Village Museum

Za474. At the Malico Village Museum on the Villa Verde Trail is a WWII Japanese Artillery piece. -It is about 20 km from Santa Fe, Nueva Viscaya to the Malico Village at the Salacsac Passes and I noticed this sign about of the points of interest in Malico Village. The road, except for ½ km […]

Read More

Navy Diver School, Second Class, San Diego 1963

A cargo barge, converted to a diving school was our main venue for class room and surface supplied diving training. This was on the Naval Station San Diego, 32nd Street. This is BM3 Karl-Wilhelm Welteke under the Navy Diver School sign on the diving barge in 1963. Navy Diver Second Class students at their morning […]

Read More

Bootcamp

Navy Bootcamp San Diego 1960, Company 331, Karl is 2nd from left 2nd front row. The Navy Recruit Training Command San Diego at the Naval Training Center was my first home in the United States Navy starting on the 14th July 1960. Navy Recruit Company # 331 in 1960 was my company for about 12 […]

Read More