My Life in the Service

The diary of Levi Chapiewsky

Feb 17-28, 1945

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17th to the 28th
Was on a trip with 18 men and 9 trucks hauling a Bailey bridge for the crossing of a river at Colombo to aide in the rescue of Americans (2140) at Las Bonas. The river was fordable so the bridge wasn’t used. Saw the Americans at New Bilibid Prison near Santa Rosa. They really looked tough. They were rescued on Feb 22 and they said that all of them were to be shot on the 28th for hoisting the American flag during the past week.

Had a nice time in Santa Rosa where I met Carmen Rosales, the movie queen of the Philippines. She sang 3 songs for us, accompanied by an orchestra and she really has it. Star Dust, My Sister and I, and We Three. Five of us went to her home and were treated to chicos, bananas, and wine. The people here were the friendliest we have met. We were the first troops in Santa Rosa.

The end of another month.


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June 16, 2011 at 6:58 pm

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