What is FAME?
The Filipino-American Memorial Endowment Incorporated (FAME) is a non-stock, non-profit foundation established in the Philippines and the United States by business executives and veterans. Founded in 1986 under the auspices of the American Chamber of Commerce of the Philippines, Inc. FAME, Inc is solely supported by donations with an all-volunteer Board and Advisory Councils.
FAME‘s mission is to help preserve and maintain tangible reminders of the shared values for which Americans, Filipinos and their allies fought side-by-side in World War II.
We are in contact with a large network of veterans organizations and former POW’s (individuals and organizations) who provide a variety of information dissemination and exchange, enabling us to assist interested parties to trace whereabouts of individuals (e.g.,MIA’s) or events of WWII.
We are a non-profit organization with limited staff therefore we ask that a donation be made to FAME to cover expenses for any such services involving research, documentation, mailing services and other incidentals.
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Recently, FAME learned that many potential parole applicants were unaware of this special program for Filipino War Veterans. From the US Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) website: Effective June 8, 2016, certain Filipino World War II veterans and their...read more
On November 10th, in conjunction with the November 11th Veterans Day Observances at the Clark Veterans Cemetery, the Central Luzon Chapter of the American Chamber of Commerce (CLAMCHAM), will host, on behalf of the Filipino-American Memorial Endowment (FAME), a...read more
Marie Vallejo with the PVAO (Philippine Veterans Affairs office) Came back from the Archives 3 months ago after spending many months with a crew scanning documents pertaining to the war. Everything just went online. Click here to view this online:...read more
This information is Copyright 2016 - Robert Hudson Korean POW Camp Histories (PDF)
This information is Copyright 2016 - Robert Hudson Series4-Transports1939-1941
FAME 1st Vice President Leslie Murray reminds everyone of the upcoming Philippine Scouts Heritage Society 32nd Reunion being held NEXT FRIDAY - SATURDAY in Las Vegas, Nevada - April 22 and 23. It is not too late to register and attend. Please go to the Philippine...
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Here is the full copy of Gen. Wainwright's "Report of Operations of Souht Luzon Force, Bataan Defense Force, and II Philippines Corps in the Defense of Souht Luzon and Bataan", Broken into three parts: GenWainwrightsReport-Pt1of3 GenWainwrightsReport-Pt2of3...read more
Robert Hudson, FAME VP, has provided us with another great file full of information for research. This time, it's a roster of Philippine Scouts in alphabetical order. The link to the PDF file is below. This PDF has been optimized to permit you to use search (Ctrl-F)...read more
Remember Bataan! The further we travel into the future, the more important the past becomes. Let’s not repeat the mistakes, or forget our heroes.
Supporting FAME allows me to pay respect to my grandfather and uncles who fought and died in WWII.
FAME is a valuable resource for researchers in topics such as World War II and the role the Philippines played in that war.
The combination of this incredible paradise and these moving memorials helps me more fully appreciate the struggles to make the Philippines the vibrant country it is today!
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NOTE: Unfortunately, we do not have the resources to research military records. We recommend reaching out to the Philippine Scouts Heritage Society. You can find them on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/117885454917949/