Death of Alfonso Fabros

August 9, 2012
Nueva Ecija, Phillippines

Philippines' oldest WWII veteran dies at 111
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OLIVER TEVES, The Associated Press

MANILA, Philippines (AP) — The Philippines said Wednesday its oldest World War II veteran, who escaped from Japanese troops before the infamous Bataan Death March and became a guerrilla fighter, has died at age 111.

Alfonso Fabros died Aug. 9 in northern Nueva Ecija province, said Jet Rivera, spokeswoman for the Philippine Veterans' Affairs Office.

Fabros' daughter, Ella Gandalera, said her father, a farmer after the war, died of pneumonia.<...

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