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Tag Archives: U.S. Navy
US Memorial Day: Commemorating John Douangdara and his Navy Memorial Statue
As a Navy veteran, one thing my father wanted to do is to see his name in the register of Navy veterans in the US Navy Memorial in Washington DC. When the Wife and I finally took him there, I … Continue reading
Posted in History Tagged John Douangdara, Memorial Day, U.S. Navy, US Memorial Day Leave a comment
Celebrating the Contributions of Filipino American Sailors
Before the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, a major path to the US for Filipino Immigrants was through the US Navy. My father came to the US that way, as well as tens of thousands of other Filipinos. As … Continue reading
Posted in Discrimination, History Tagged Filipino American History Month, U.S. Navy, USS Hornet 2 Comments
Bette Bolivar is one of US Navy’s Highest Ranking Females
When Babette “Bette” Bolivar’s father joined the navy, Filipinos like him and my father were limited to jobs like being a steward or a cook. In an interview with the Philippine Star, she talks about the path that has lead … Continue reading
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John McCain and a Steward
I recently learned about the following story about John McCain in the Mercury News. At the Navy Academy, an upperclassman was berating a Filipino steward who was serving food in the mess hall. McCain, at that time a lower classman, … Continue reading
Posted in Discrimination, History, Observations, Politics Tagged Filipinos, John McCain, U.S. Navy 9 Comments