Filipino veterans share untold stories of sacrifice in a special television program

Hawaiʻi’s Wilfredo Tungol, a retired lieutenant colonel within the Military reserves for 28 years, is aware of a factor or two about accountability to nation. He is keen about the tale of Filipino veterans and their combat for reputation after International Warfare II.

Tungol shared the significance of a special Veterans Day program airing on tv Thursday known as “Faces of Braveness: Untold Tales of International Warfare II Filipino Veterans” — thank you partially to MoveMeHawaiʻi, a Beta Beta Gamma Foundation effort that highlights social justice problems.

“It principally tells of the way the Filipino veterans made super sacrifice in serving to the U.S. govt combat the Eastern all the way through the warfare within the Philippines. But, after the warfare, the guarantees that have been made to the Filipino veterans, that they’re going to obtain the similar advantages because the common U.S. Military infantrymen, have been rescinded on the finish of the warfare, and so they were not ready to obtain the advantages that typically the common U.S. infantrymen would get,” Tungol stated.

This system options veterans in Hawaiʻi sharing tales concerning the warfare and the injustices they skilled after the Rescission Act of 1946.

Tungol is with the Filipino Veterans Recognition Education Project. Proceeds from the development will move to improve its schooling efforts in the neighborhood. The movie airs on KFVE at 7 p.m. on Thursday (Veterans Day), 6 p.m. on Nov. 13 on KGMB, and four p.m. on Nov. 20 on KHNL.

Watch the trailer under.

This interview aired on The Conversation on Nov. 11, 2021.