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Film: Forgotten Soldiers

Phillipine Scouts, America's Forgotten Soldiers

Time: Saturday, November 24, 2012 - 2:00pm - 4:30pm

Event Type: Public Program

Location: William M. Allen Theater

Come and learn the stories of some of the most important—but heretofore least known—American heroes of World War II! This documentary has been screened throughout the US to excellent reviews, and now this honored film is coming to the Museum of Flight for this one-time showing! The film’s press release reads:

“This is the story of a group of elite US Army soldiers who fought America's first major ground battle of the Second World War. They were General MacArthur's best soldiers at the start of the conflict. They were credited with being widely responsible for the prolonged siege of Bataan, an action that drained so much time and resources from Imperial Japan that it prevented the Japanese invasion of Australia. Half of them were killed in action and in captivity. Only a few survive today. This documentary will honor these gallant men who gave so much for the cause of freedom. They were the United States Army's Philippine Scouts, America's FORGOTTEN SOLDIERS.”

This documentary (narrated by actor Lou Diamond Phillips) will be introduced by Joe Calugas, Jr., the son of Philippine Scout and Medal of Honor recipient Joe Calugas, Sr. A panel discussion--including surviving Philippine Scouts--will follow the screening.

This program is included with Museum admission and is free for members of the Museum of Flight

To find out more about this film, please visit http://www.ww2scouts.com/