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Romulo, Carlos Peña

Date of birth:
January 14th, 1898 (Camiling, Spanish Empire)
Date of death:
December 15th, 1985 (Manila, Philippines)
Buried on:
Cemetery of the Heroes
Nationality:
Philippine (1946-present, Republic)

Biography

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Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Unit:
Philippines Herald
Awarded on:
1942
"For his observations and forecasts of Far Eastern developments during a tour of the trouble centers from Hong Kong to Batavia."
The Pulitzer Prize
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Colonel
Awarded on:
March 13th, 1944
“For distinguished service in a position of major responsibility, The Distinguished Service Star of the Philippines is by order of His Excellency, The President of the Philippines, hereby awarded to Colonel Carlos P. Romulo, Infantry Reserve, Philippine Army. His services in Corregidor and Bataan from December 1941 to April 1942 and later In Australia and in the United States as Public Relations Officer of the Commanding General USAFFE and as Aide-de-Camp to General Douglas MacArthur have been of inestimable value to the Government of the Commonwealth”

“Maj.-Gen. Basilio J. Valdes
Philippine Army Chief of Staff
Secretary of National Defense”
Philippine Distinguished Service Star
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Major General
Awarded on:
July 3rd, 1949
Pampanguluhang Medalya ng Merito
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Rank:
Brigadier General
Unit:
HQ, U.S. Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE), U.S. Army
Awarded on:
March 10th, 1950
"For exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services to the Government of the United States from 12 December 1941 to 12 April 1942, in the Philippine Islands."

Department of the Army, General Orders No. 7
Legion of Merit - Commander (LoM - C)
Rank:
Chief of the Philippine Mission to the United Nations
Awarded on:
June 7th, 1950
Rank:
Chief of the Philippine Mission to the United Nations
Awarded on:
June 8th, 1950
Awarded on:
1950
Awarded on:
April 17th, 1951
Awarded on:
1953
Awarded on:
May 8th, 1958
Awarded on:
1958
Awarded on:
1962
Awarded on:
1982
Awarded on:
1982
Awarded on:
1984
Awarded on:
January 12th, 1984
"As parliamentarian, soldier, educator, U.N. Charter signatory, diplomat, and foreign minister, Carlos P. Romulo's statesmanship and promotion of international accord add up to a remarkable record of achievement. His more than fifty years of public service embody the warm relationship between the United States and the Philippines from the colonial period through the Commonwealth, wartime, and independence to the present. In tribute to his long and close association with the United States, this medal is gratefully conferred.''
Medal of Freedom
Awarded on:
October 20th, 1994

Posthumously awarded
Commander to the Legion of Honor
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded by General MacArthur for gallantry in action.
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)

Oak Leaf Cluster
Silver Star Medal (SSM)
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)
Awarded by Lieutenant General Bainwright for bravery under fire
Purple Heart
Period:
Second World War (1939-1945)

Oak Leaf Cluster
Purple Heart

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