Filipino-Korean Soldier Monument (필리핀 – 한국 우정의 탑) - Manila, Philippines
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N 14° 35.048 E 120° 58.814
51P E 282406 N 1613295
Quick Description: This monument of two Filipno soldiers aiding a Korea soldier is one of two monuments erected in Rizal Park, honoring the many Filipinos who fought along side Korean troops in defense of their homeland as part of the U.N. forces during the Korean War.
Location: Philippines
Date Posted: 3/25/2011 9:48:32 PM
Waymark Code: WMB26X
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
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Long Description:

필리핀 – 한국 우정의 탑

The Philippine Expeditionary Force to Korea (Peftok) consisted of five Philippine Army Battalion Combat Teams (BCT) who fought in the war from 1950 to 1953 attached to U.S. military command and subsequently provided police force during the armistice period from 1954 to 1955 under the United Nations military command.

Seven thousand Filipino soldiers had served in the 10th, 20th, 19th, 14th, 2nd (BCT), had suffered 468 casualties (112 died; 356 wounded) and had won 600 military medals or decorations during the war and the armistice.

Philippine Army officers included Lt. Fidel V. Ramos, the future President of the Philippines. War journalists included Benigno Aquino, the future husband of President Corazon Aquino and Atty. Johnny F. Villasanta, twice recipient of Philippines Legion of Honor.

From Filipons Korean War Military Service

필리핀 – 한국 우정의 탑

A fitting tribute to the Filipino Soldiers
who fought side by side with the Korean soldiers
during the Korean War. (1950-1953)

About 7,500 combat troops known as the Philippine
Expeditionary Forces To Korea or PEFTOK, the 4th
largest force under the United Nations Comman.

Were sent to defend South Korea from a communist
invasion by North Korea.

The monument shows two Filipino soldiers helping a
wounded Korean comrade to symbolize the greatness
of the Filipino spirit despite the war and the special
camaraderie shared by the two nations.

Both “Soul Waves and the Filipino-Korean Soldier
Monument were erected side by side to celebrate

The 60th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relationship
between the Philippines and Korea as well as to
symbolize joint efforts to protect freedom at all costs.

September 6, 2010

Oh, Byung Joo Chairman, The Commission of
Verification and Support for the Victims
of Forced Mobilization under Japanese
Colonialism in Korea
Lee, Hye Min Ambassador,
Embassy of the Republic of Korea
Park, Hyun Mo Co-Chairman, 6oth Anniversary
of Korea-Philippines Diplomatic Relationship

Sculpture/Artist: Mr. Juan Sajid Imao
이 탑은 6.25 전쟁에 미국, 영국에

이어 셋째로 참전하고, 7천5백여 명의

전투단을 파병히여, 한국의 민주주의 수호와

한국인의 자유를 위해, 고귀한 생명을 바치신

고인들의 숭고한 희생을 기리며, 참전한 필리핀

군인과 한국 군인간의 우정을 기념하고자 한국전

참전 60주년을 맞아 대한민국 정부와 한.비

수교 60주년 기념회에서 공동으로 건림하였습


2010 년 9 월 6일

일제 강제동원 피해조사 밎 지원위원회 오병주

주 필리핀 공화국 대한민국 대사관 대사관 대사 이헤민

한국 . 핀니핀

기념위원회 공동 위원장 박현모

조각 예슬가: 후 한 사히드 이마오씨

Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Filipino-Korean Soldier Monument

Figure Type: Human

Artist Name or use 'Unknown' if not known: Juan Sajid Imao

Date created or placed or use 'Unknown' if not known: September 6, 2010

Materials used: Bronze

Location: Rizal Park

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