USMA Celebrates Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders Heritage During Observance

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His family’s story of service began during dire times amid World War II when his father fought at the Battle of Bataan with the 57th Infantry Regiment (Philippine Scouts) and then was captured as a Japanese prisoner of war and survived the Bataan Death March. To this day, the fight continues for retired MG Antonio Taguba as he is taking the mantle to help Filipino warriors from that era to receive their due through an injustice made by the American government shortly after the war ended nearly 80 years ago.

Taguba devoted an hour of his time to address the cadets, staff and faculty about his experiences during the Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Observance, hosted by the U.S. Military Academy Equal Opportunity Office, May 11 at the West Point Club.

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