Lat 16° 4' 57N Long 120° 47' 8E Inland town on the road to Manila, located
at the foot of the Villa Verde Trail. Liberated by the US Army 32nd Infantry Division
before moving into combat on the Villa Verde Trail.
32nd Infantry Division Villa Verde Monument (1945)
Arrow shaped monument on a concrete pillar. Built by the 32nd Infantry Division's
Company A, 114th Engineers and dedicated on September 20, 1945 prior to their
move to Japan, the monument pays tribute to the 916 division men who were
KIA during the liberation of Luzon. In 1987, the monument was in a state
of neglect due to periodic flooding.
32nd Infantry Division Villa Verde Monument (New)
In 1987 with the help of the veterans of the 32nd and cooperation of
the Santa Maria East the monument was restored from March - September 1989. The memorial's brass plaque reads: "Erected by the officers and men of the 32d Infantry Division United States Army in memory of their gallant comrades who were killed along the Villa Verde Trail January 30, 1945 - May 28, 1945"
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February 4, 2018