Friday, February 01, 2013

The Last Charge

Belmont Club remembers the Last Horse Cavalry charge in US Army history.
and Pinoys were there:
. Leading a 27-man Platoon, as advance guard for the 1st Regular Division of the Philippine Army, on January 1st, 1942, at the village of Morong, Bataan, Lieutenant Ramsey encountered a Japanese infantry force in the village and immediately ordered a charge. General Wainwright later awarded Ramsey the Silver star for gallantry in action for leading what became the last Horse Cavalry charge in U.S. history.

more on the First Infantry (!) Division here.
The military establishment of the 1st Regular Division, Philippine Commonwealth Army also known as Tabak Division was founded on 5 May 1936 to 9 April 1942 was the military stationed at Camp Murphy (now. Camp Aguinaldo) in Quezon City, Rizal (now. Metro Manila) from the engagements of the Anti-Japanese military operations in Bataan on 1 January – 9 April 1942 and aiding the USAFFE military forces led by General Douglas MacArthur against the Imperial Japanese troops led by General Masaharu Homma during the Battle of Bataan on 1942.

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