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Browsing Archive: September, 2010

Island Of Corregidor - The Rock

Posted by Jhun Nonato on Wednesday, September 29, 2010,

Corregidor is the largest of four island fortresses, which include Caballo, El Fraille, and La Monja, guarding the entrance to Manila Bay. These islands are situated between the provinces of Bataan to the west, and the province of Cavite to the east. It was in this island fortress of Corregidor that the last remaining starving, dying, and out of ammunition, American and Filipino forces, under the command of General Jonathan Wainwright, holed out after the fall of Bat...
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What Is A Quonset Hut

Posted by Jhun Nonato on Sunday, September 19, 2010,

What is a Quonset hut anyway? The younger generations, including my nephews who lived for years at Naval Station Sangley when it was already a Philippine Navy base, have no idea what a Quonset hut is.

Recently, I asked my nephews, who are now with the Navy, to snap photos of Quonset huts at Naval Base Cavite and the Naval Station in Zambales. Their first reaction was, "what is it?" They don't know what it is, and they found none.

Quonset huts are pre-fabricated elongated portable st...
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