Valentin Francisco 'Val' Gavito

BRANCH OF SERVICE
U.S. Army

HOMETOWN
Brownsville, TX

HONORED BY
Danny Jones

ACTIVITY DURING WWII

SERVED AS A STAFF SERGEANT IN THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS 1941 TO 1942 WHEN AWARDED THE SILVER STAR MEDAL PERSONALLY BY GENERAL MACARTHUR WHILE THE GENERAL WAS STILL IN THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS. HE WAS A PRISONER OF WAR BY THE JAPANESE AND SURVIVED.