SAN ANTONIO " Retired 1st Lt. Justo Dumlao (seated on the right) salutes the U.S. flag as it is presented by a Veterans of Foreign Wars color guard in front of the Old San Francisco Steakhouse here April 11. Family and friends gathered to celebrate Dumlao's life as he approaches his 100th birthday next July. A World War II veteran who served alongside members of the Sixth U.S. Army, now designated as U.S. Army South, Dumlao is a native of the Philippines who survived the Bataan Death March, served in WWII as a Philippine Scout and participated in the Great Raid. Following WWII, he became a U.S. citizen and served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War and eventually attained the rank of master sergeant and received a field promotion to lieutenant.

U.S. Army South honors WWII centurion

SAN ANTONIO (April 11, 2014) -- It was April 1942 when Justo Dumlao, a 27-year-old Philippine Scout, was captured at Orion, Bataan and forced to join the rest of the Allied prisoners in what is now known as the Bataan Death March....READ MORE

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