PEFTOKPhilippine Expeditionary Forces to Korea (Philippine Army)
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As a tank commander of the 10th Battalion Combat Team (BCT) of PEFTOK, Young and his troops fought the Chinese and North Korea troops in a two-day close-quarter fighting in what is now known as the Great Battle at Yultong, stopping the enemy from entering South Korea.
The 7,420 Filipino soldiers, collectively known as the Philippine Expeditionary Forces to Korea (PEFTOK), defended our freedom against the communists during the dreadful war.
The presence of the Peftok in Korea during the early 1950s, was in response to the UN's call for assistance to enforce a UN mandate to help dislodge North Korean and Chinese forces from a demilitarised zone called the 38th parallel.
I also wrote that my husband would have been 84 years old last year, and that I hoped that Peftok veterans and their widows would be included in the list of TAD pension beneficiaries; after all, retired soldiers who were at least 80 years old would be given their TAD pension.
Villanueva, was a Peftok (Philippine Expeditionary Force to Korea) veteran.
Last Friday, I joined the veterans of PEFTOK (Philippine Expeditionary Forces to Korea) and their descendants for the celebration of the 19th Korean War Veterans of the Philippines Memorial Day.
In 1950, Quirino sent the 7,500-strong Philippine Expeditionary Forces to Korea or Peftok, the fourth largest delegation under the United Nations command.
Han thanked the Philippines anew for helping South Korea during the Korean War in 1950-1955, when the Philippines sent more than 7,000 combat troops that comprised the Philippine Expeditionary Force to Korea (PEFTOK).
Fresh from his West Point Academy military education, Ramos was among the volunteer Filipino soldiers who composed the United Nations (UN) peacekeeping contingent called as the Philippine Expeditionary Forces to Korea (PEFTOK).
I was there when you inaugurated and toured the Museum of the Philippine Expeditionary Force to Korea (or Peftok) on March 29, 2012, at the Philippine Korean War Memorial Hall.
Romulo secured then President Elpidio Quirino's nod and congressional support to the PEFTOK, whose members he enjoined "as soldiers of a free Republic...