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Colonel Jesus Villamor receiving medal for valor and the distinguished conduct star from visiting President Carlos Garcia, Washington D.C., June 19, 1958

1958-06-1924 x 18 cmPhotograph, documentarymonochromeJump to full detailsRequest from Special Collections


Summary:Press photograph of Colonel Jesus Villamor, WW2 air ace and hero, receiving the medal for valor and the distinguished conduct star from visiting President Carlos Garcia, June 19, 1958. Photograph caption reads, "While his wife looks proudly on, Colonel Jesus A. Villamor (left), World War II air ace and hero of the Phillippines guerilla forces, recieves the Medal for Valor and the Distinguished Conduct Star, the Phillippines two highest awards from visiting President Carlos P. Garcia of the Phillippines, 6/19. Villamor is credited with destroying 8 Japanese planes as an American A.F. pilot and establishing communication with guerilla forces prior to the American invasion." Donated by Teresa Carandang
Creator:United Press International
Provider:United Press International
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:District of Columbia
Place of origin – Settlement:Washington
Temporal subject: 1951-1960
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:District of Columbia
Geographical subject – Settlement:Washington
Topical subjects: Villamor, Jesus A., 1914-1971
Garcia, Carlos P. (Carlos Polestico), 1896-1971
Military decorations
Military air pilots
United States. Air Force Services
Filipino Americans -- Men
Filipino American women
Rites & ceremonies
ArchivesUM location:Rita M. Cacas Filipino American Community Archives
  • series 16
  • box 2
  • folder 16
  • item 2
  • accession 2015-162
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:War, Military
Copyright holder:United Press International
Collection:Digital Collections
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