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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The 2022 WW2 Lecture Series Episode 6: CORREGIDOR. May 28, 8pm Manila time (8am US East Coast) As we commemorate the 80th year of the island fortress' fall, join us as Glen Williford and Tony Feredo discuss the harbor defenses of Manila Bay, with focus on Corregidor....
Join us for EPISODE 5 of THE 2022 WORLD WAR II LECTURE SERIES this Saturday, April 23 at 4 pm (April 22 Friday 1 am PST and 4 am EST). Our guest speaker is Peter Parsons, son of Commander Chick Parsons. He will talk about his father's dangerous spy submarine missions...
Join us for another insightful episode of THE 2022 WORLD WAR II LECTURE SERIES this Saturday, March 26 at 10am (March 25 Friday 7pm PST and 10pm EST). Our guest speaker is Cecilia Gaerlan of the Bataan Legacy Historical Society. This lecture series is brought to you...
In Memoriam - James Litton - It is with profound regret we send the news that James Litton, a member and guiding light of F.A.M.E., passed away in Manila on December 18, 2019. Jim served on the Board of Trustees of F.A.M.E. for over 15 years. He was a dedicated member...
IN MEMORIUM Edgar J. Krohn, Jr. September 23, 1928, September 13, 2019 Past Vice President and Trustee of The Filipino-American Memorial Endowment, Inc. since 1998 A valued member of F.A.M.E., he was one of the few remaining keepers of first-hand knowledge of...
FAME is eternally grateful to those who can afford to help us in our mission. To facilitate your donations, we have updated our form for mailing in donations paid by personal or commercial check. Please CLICK HERE to download the form and use REGISTERED MAIL to mail...
FAME VP Bob Hudson has submitted these scans that document all Filipino nurses on Bataan and Corregidor in World War 2. He says, "This is an important find. Something I have been looking for, for over three years. Thank you Marie Vallejo and the PVAO." [gallery...
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:...
This information is Copyright 2016 - Robert Hudson Korean POW Camp Histories (PDF)
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/