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Filipinos in the U.S. Navy

 
 
Filipinos in the U.S. Navy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, June 14, 2022
1. Filipinos in the U.S. Navy Marker
Inscription.  Filipinos, who had served in the U.S. Navy as early as the Civil War, began enlisting in larger numbers after the U.S. took possession of the Philippines following the Spanish-American War. The Philippines gained independence in 1946, and an agreement negotiated the next year allowed the U.S. Navy to recruit Filipino nationals. Over the next four decades, about 35,000 Filipinos served in the Navy, initially as stewards and mess attendants. Eligible to serve in all enlisted and officer positions by the 1970s, they later rose to the Navy's highest ranks. Filipino American communities often developed near naval bases: one of the nation's largest such communities is here in Hampton Roads.
 
Erected 2021 by Department of Historic Resources. (Marker Number KV-36.)
 
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Military.
 
Location. 36° 49.457′ N, 76° 8.891′ W. Marker is in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Memorial is at the intersection of Baxter Road and Weller Boulevard, on the right when traveling north on Baxter Road
Filipinos in the U.S. Navy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, June 14, 2022
2. Filipinos in the U.S. Navy Marker
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. Marker located in front of the Philippine Cultural Center of Virginia. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4857 Baxter Road, Virginia Beach VA 23462, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Filipino American Veterans of Hampton Roads (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Filipino American Sea Service Veterans (about 300 feet away); Skirmish at Kemp’s Landing (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Skirmish Of Kempsville (approx. 0.8 miles away); Princess Anne County Courthouse (approx. 0.8 miles away); Kempsville (approx. 0.8 miles away); Seal of the City of Virginia Beach (approx. 1.3 miles away); Princess Anne County Training School / Union Kempsville High School (approx. 1.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Virginia Beach.
 
Also see . . .  Filipinos in the United States Navy. (Submitted on June 16, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida.)
 
Philippine Cultural Center of Virginia image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Brandon D Cross, June 14, 2022
3. Philippine Cultural Center of Virginia
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 17, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 16, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 16, 2022, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 10, 2022