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Celestino Almeda


Celestino Almeda is a Filipino Veteran of WWII, a member of the constabulary who became a guerrilla and was later reprocessed and joined the construction corps. After emigrating to the United States, he became a citizen and activist for veteran’s rights and benefits.

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My body may have been gone with the winds, but my soul remains in your heart and mind.

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After two months I had left the job. Because I can see some atrocities committed by the Japanese.

(11:00) in full interview


After two years in hunger you’re given food, lots of food, so the next morning everyone rushed to the latrine.

(17:40) in full interview


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