The Americal Division monument placement on the Philippine island of Cebu was a collaboration of the Americal Legacy Foundation and Cebu VFW Post 12130. The project was initiated in mid 2013 with the project design and construction planning handled by VFW Post 12130 personnel.

Read more: Surrender Monument - Cebu, Philippines - March 2015

Mr. Jesse Drowley served in WWII during the Americal Division’s various engagements with the Japanese Army in the Pacific Theater.  Mr. Drowley is the only Americal Division soldier from WWII awarded the Medal of Honor, the highest award for valor in the U.S. military.  Mr. Drowley earned the medal for his heroic actions in January 1944 at Bougainville, Solomon Islands.

Read more: Jesse Drowley; MOH - Spokane, WA - October 2014

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