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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.

 

Mission

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.

Service

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.

FAME News

2022 World War II Lecture Series

2022 World War II Lecture Series

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...

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In Memoriam – James Litton

In Memoriam – James Litton

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...

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Former FAME VP Edgar L. Krohn Jr. – 1928 – 2019

Former FAME VP Edgar L. Krohn Jr. – 1928 – 2019

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...

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News Archive

Donation Form Updated

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...

Governor Garcia and VP Hudson Propose Marker Agreements

Governor Garcia and VP Hudson Propose Marker Agreements

Great news about the Death Marcher Markers from VP Bob Hudson Governor of Bataan Albert Garcia. From an article on 1Bataan.com: [Bataan] Governor Albert Garcia proposed to execute a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the local officials of the different municipalities...

Research News

Gen. Wainwright’s Report of Operations

Gen. Wainwright’s Report of Operations

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...

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Complete Philippine Scouts Roster – Alphabetical

Complete Philippine Scouts Roster – Alphabetical

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)...

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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.

Steve G.

Bataan Defender Descendant

Supporting FAME allows me to pay respect to my grandfather and uncles who fought and died in WWII.

Maya L.

Student

FAME is a valuable resource for researchers in topics such as World War II and the role the Philippines played in that war.

Gregory F.

Researcher

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!

Anna K.

Traveler

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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/

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