HISTORY WAS MADE ON JULY 14, 2016. THE CALIFORNIA STATE BOARD OF EDUCATION APPROVED THE INCLUSION OF WWII IN THE PHILIPPINES IN THE U.S. HISTORY CURRICULUM FRAMEWORK FOR GRADE 11 (CHAPTER 16). THIS WILL BE THE FIRST TIME THAT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN THE UNITED STATES ARE MANDATED TO LEARN ABOUT THE GREAT SACRIFICES MADE BY FILIPINO AND AMERICAN SOLDIERS, CIVILIANS DURING WWII IN THE PHILIPPINES
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uss telesforo trinidad campaign (ussttc)
In commemoration of the 106th Anniversary of the awarding of the Medal of Honor to Fireman Second Class Telesforo Trinidad, the USS Telesforo Trinidad Campaign (USSTTC) announces the launching of its initiative to name the first US Navy Warship after an American national of Filipino descent who served in the US Navy. Trinidad holds the distinction of being the first and only Asian American (and first Filipino) in the U.S. Navy to receive a Medal of Honor, in accordance with General Order Number 142 signed by Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels on April 1, 1915.
Trinidad received the Medal of Honor for extraordinary heroism in the line of duty during boiler explosions onboard the USS San Diego (ACR-6) while the ship was underway in the Gulf of California on January 21, 1915. Trinidad brought two crewmembers to safety in spite of his own physical injuries from the explosion.
USSTTC is a U.S. registered non-profit (501c3) and a national grassroots advocacy group comprised of serving and retired members of the US Armed Forces, community leaders, academics, corporate executives, civic leaders and veterans’ families. Its Chairman is Capt. Ronald Ravelo, USN, Ret., former Commander of the USS Abraham Lincoln and Col. Nonie Cabana, USAF-Ret. is its Executive Director.
For further information, please visit Facebook/USSTTC. Contact Cecilia Gaerlan at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 520-8540.
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in commemoration of
SHIP & SHIPMATE BEFORE SELF
The Story of Telesforo Trinidad, MOH 1915
By Cecilia Gaerlan
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