Day 5. Gratitude Overwhelming
I was messaged by Jackie Medina granddaughter of Justo Dumlao, survivor of Bataan Death March. Justo will be turning 100 years old and will be having a birthday celebration this April 11th. I’m hoping the Kickstarter will be fully funded and I’ll be able to fly out there to interview him. In the meantime, we can show some gratitude to him by sending him birthday cards!
From his granddaughter Jackie Medina:
“Saw your post on one of the Bataan death match pages. My grandfather is also a survivor of the death march. He is still alive at 99 years old. He will be turning 100 in July but docs say his heart is now only working 10% and he doesn’t have much longer. He is still very much alive though despite what they say. He’s been looking forward to his big birthday party the family is throwing for him. Due to the extenuating circumstances we will be celebrating April 11th in which he will make a grand entrance arriving in a limo and honor guard. Local news stations will also be present. He is our hero.
If you can help us get the word out for his birthday cards by just even a FB post on your page it would be so much appreciated. TO: JUSTO DUMLAO, PO BOX 2178, UNIVERSAL CITY, TX 78148″
A small act of gratitude will go a long way!
Thanks FAC community and we hope in the near future that we can bring more stories to you of the men and women who lived and fought in the Philippines during WWII.
*FAC has hosted Rodney Cajudo’s “The Valor Project: WWII Stories from the Philippines” March 24-28, 2014. You can catch the articles from each day on our blog.
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