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Corregidor Island, Cavite Province, Philippines
 

“Tribute to the Brave Heroes”

Japanese Memorial Garden

 
 
"Tribute to the Brave Heroes" - English text marker on north side of base image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 27, 2013
1. "Tribute to the Brave Heroes" - English text marker on north side of base
Inscription.
[Text in Japanese Kanji]

In remembrance of the 4,500 fallen comrades in arms of the Japanese defense battalion commanded by Captain Akira Tagaki, the senior commander, composed of :

0-4 Squadron Troop 330
31st Naval Special Resistance Combat Team
1st Special Infantry Battalion
17th Volunteer Naval Battalion
10th Aerial Information Regiment
32nd Field Artillery Regiment

And in tribute to the gallantry of the Filipinos, Americans,
and Japanese soldiers who fought and died for a cause on this island.

May their souls rest in eternal peace.
 
Erected by Japanese Comrades in Arms.
 
Location. 14° 23.283′ N, 120° 35.993′ E. Marker is in Corregidor Island, Cavite Province. Marker can be reached from The Tail End Tour Route east of the Bottomside Tour Route. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Corregidor Island, Cavite Province 4125, Philippines.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. "For the Repose of Souls" (within shouting distance of this marker); Malinta Tunnel (approx. 1.2 kilometers away); General Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial (approx. 1.3 kilometers away);
"Tribute to the Brave Heroes" Marker in the Japanese Memorial Garden image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 27, 2013
2. "Tribute to the Brave Heroes" Marker in the Japanese Memorial Garden
with a battery of preserved U.S. Army anti-aircraft cannons in the background.
Corregidor (approx. 1.4 kilometers away); To the Angels (approx. 2.2 kilometers away); Corregidor Lighthouse (approx. 2.7 kilometers away); Spanish Historical Marker (approx. 2.7 kilometers away); 503rd Airborne- "The Rock Force" -Memorial (approx. 2.8 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Corregidor Island.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kannon Bodhisattva (Bosatsu) - Goddess of Mercy ... (Submitted on April 1, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
2. Japanese Memorial on Corregidor. (Submitted on April 2, 2013, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.)
 
Additional keywords. Bushido; Japanese capture and loss of Corregidor Island, 1942-1945; Japanese Garden of Peace (JGP)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesMilitaryPeaceWar, World II
 
"Love and Peace" - Japanese visitors at the memorial's <i>Jibo Kannon</i> statue image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 27, 2013
3. "Love and Peace" - Japanese visitors at the memorial's Jibo Kannon statue
Pligrims at the Memorial Garden image. Click for full size.
By Richard E. Miller, January 27, 2013
4. Pligrims at the Memorial Garden
with the Jibo Kannon on the cliff overlooking the northern coastline of Corregidor.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland.   3, 4. submitted on , by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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