Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Today in Philippine History: Brig. Gen. Mateo Capinpin

APRIL 22, 1887
Brigadier General Mateo Capinpin (April 22, 1887 – December 28, 1958) was born in Morong, Rizal. He was a patriot, soldier, hero, guerrilla leader and military strategist. During World War II, he commanded the Philippine Army’s 21st Division and was in the Death March. He joined the puppet government upon President Jose P. Laurel’s invitation but used his position to strengthen guerrilla activities against the Japanese. He was awarded the Service Cross and other commendations for his gallantry and heroism.

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