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HISTORY OF THE 1st & 2nd FILIPINO INFANTRY REGIMENTS, U.S. ARMY, 1942-1946Taken from: history.army.mil   Following the Japanese attacks that destroyed U.S. airfields on Luzon on 8 December 1941, thousands of Filipinos fought side by side with U.S. Army soldiers in the defense of the Philippines. Yet at the same time stateside recruiters refused to enlist Filipino-American volunteers due to their status as American nationals. Under the Selective Service and Training Act, American nationals were ineligible to serve in the Armed Forces of the United States. To fight a world war, however, the nation needed to call upon all its...

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