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Australian WW II veterans honored in Pangasinan


govLINGAYEN — The Australian embassy and the Pangasinan provincial government on Friday unveiled a commemorative plaque here to honor Australian World War II veterans who died during the battle between the Allied Forces and the Japanese Imperial Army in the Lingayen Gulf in 1945.

In a solemn ceremony, Les Kennedy, president of the Commemoration Committee of Victoria (Australia) said: “The Australian country had also played a very significant role during the World War II, as we, too, sacrificed our lives to help the American troops led by Gen. Douglas MacArthur in liberating Luzon from the Japanese forces.”

Kennedy said members of the Royal Australian Navy and Royal Australian Air Force took part in the Philippine liberation where four in a fleet of 15 Australian warships figured in the big naval action of the liberation campaign.
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