I had the rare privilege of knowing one of the these “Fighting Filipinos” when I joined the Scout Rangers back in 1978. MSgt Vic “Fatal Blow” Galvan was then the Sgt Major of the newly-revived Scout Ranger Group (SRG). He was such a stickler for hard training, always stressing that famous line: “The more you sweat in training, the less you bleed in combat”. He would regale us with stories of the big war in Korea; of the dangers, the difficulties, and the pain of losing close comrades.
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Mindanao Teams Fare Well Despite Odds at Dragon Boat Fest
by: Erwin Mascarinas From Sunstar, Cagayan de Oro (May 4, 2014) (Erwin Mascarinas is a writer/photographer based in Butuan City. He is a jolly, outspoken individual
Pride and Honor in the Korean War Memorial
I know more about the American Civil War than my own country’s War for Independence. Sad but true. Having breathed and lived a full life
Philippine Dragon Boat Crews Show Them How in Macau
Two Philippine crews flexed their muscles in the prestigious 2013 Macau International Dragon Boat Race early this month. And both crews figured well in the