Silver Star Philippine Guerrilla Fighter Grouping
Posted 10 August 2018 - 02:42 PM
Heres this really nice group I received a while back. Its identified to Robert H. Arnold who was a trapped on the Philippines during the Japanese occupation. He became a leader of Philippine Guerrilla forces and assaulted Japanese airfields and bases. Luckily he made it home!
Posted 11 August 2018 - 06:36 PM
The written documents are various letters and news articles depicting his heroic acts in the Philippines. One of the letters is from a soldier in his command thanking Arnold for his actions. There’s also a letter from him asking to be sent home!
Posted 11 August 2018 - 06:40 PM
Posted 13 August 2018 - 12:28 PM
Amazing group. Can't be many out there ID'ed to Philippine guerillas!
Posted 14 August 2018 - 10:03 AM
Posted 13 September 2018 - 09:47 AM
If you read the books by W.E.B. Griffin the Corps series. One of the books goes into a small Marine detachment that did exactly what this guy did. Unreal he lived! The support he must've had from the locals almost assuredly made the difference.
Posted 22 May 2019 - 10:40 AM
I know Bob Arnold's story well. According to my research, he and my dad, Colonel Arthur Philip Murphy, first met in the spring of 1942 at the Lusod Sawmill in the mountains above Baguio, where the nucleus of a new guerrilla army was forming to resist the Japanese, who had bombed and then invaded the Philippines in December 1941. Nearly three years later, Bob Arnold reemerged from the jungles of Isabela Province in North Luzon and joined my dad's guerrilla army, the United States Army Forces in the Philippines, North Luzon (USAFIP-NL). Arnold was assigned by Colonel Russell W. Volckmann to command one of the five districts of this guerrilla army and performed spectacularly in the taking of Bessang Pass, a crucial battle in the retaking of the Philippines. In 1979, Robert H. Arnold wrote a book entitled A Rock and a Fortress, covering his exploits during WWII in the Philippines. Although it's long out of print, perhaps you can locate a copy somewhere. It is a gold mine of information, and I used it as a primary source in researching my own book about my dad.
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