|The American and Filipino
flags fly on both sides of the memorial marker with the
names of the National Guard members of B Company.
|Memorial Marker with the
names of the National Guard members of B Company
|From the left: Abel
Ortega Jr, Curtis Wallisch, and Steve Gibson
Abel's dad was assigned to A Company as the battalion prepared to go to the Philippines. Curtis' dad, Lewis, was an original member of A Company but reassigned to HQ Company at Ft. Knox, Kentucky. Steve's dad, Emmett, was a second lieutenant, in B Company.
|Abel Oretga and Curtis
|American Legion Post 974