Floresto Cabiao (1922 - 2009)

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Birthplace: Camiling, Tarlac, Central Luzon, Philippines
Death: Died in Lacey, Thurston, Washington, United States
Managed by: Mona Magno-Veluz (C)
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About Floresto Cabiao

Floresto "Lorie" Cabiao enlisted in the 26th Cavalry Regiment of the Philippine Scouts on 16 February 1941 in Fort Stotsenburg, Now Clark Airbase in Pampanga, Philippines. In April 1942, he was among those who participated in the Bataan Death March and was incarcerated at Camp O'Donnell in Capas, Tarlac. He escaped with three friends and walked home for 32 days. He was recaptured and incarcerated at the POW camp in Bayombong, Nueva Viscaya, Philippines. He was released on 22 December 1942 and joined a guerilla unit. He later joined the US Army, fought in the Korean War and retired after 21 years as a Staff Sergeant. After retirement, he was a chef at the Olympia Oyster House for many years.


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Floresto "Lorie" Cabiao's Timeline

May 3, 1922
Camiling, Tarlac, Central Luzon, Philippines
August 29, 2009
Age 87
Lacey, Thurston, Washington, United States