Filipino WWII Veterans Resource Page

History

On July 26, 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued a Military Order calling into service over 260,000 soldiers from all of the organized military forces of the Philippines. The U.S. War Department immediately formed the United States Armed Forces in the Far East (USAFFE). The unit was made up of the US-Philippine Military Forces of the Commonwealth Army, Constabulary, New Philippine Scouts, 1st & 2nd Filipino Infantry Regiments and such other designated forces with General Douglas MacArthur as the Commanding General. 

Congressional Gold Medal

On December 14, 2016, President Barack Obama signed into law the Filipino Veterans of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act of 2015. The United States Congress bestowed the highest civilian award to the Filipino World War II Veterans; the United States Mint has produced a single Congressional Gold Medal to collectively recognize the contribution of the Filipino Veterans. Eligible Filipino Veterans and a surviving family member will be awarded a bronze replica. 

Filipino WWII Veterans Parole Program

The Filipino World War II Veterans Parole Policy offers certain benificiaries of approved family-based immigration visa petition the opportunity to request  a discretionary grant of parole. Parole is not a visa; however, it allows veterans' children to enter the United States and to work temporarily. 

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