Diary of Basilio J. Valdes

September 7, 1944 — Thursday

Went to the Cathedral at 8 a.m. to hear Mass and receive Communion and to thank God for the successful completion of my trip across the Pacific.

At 9:30 a.m. General Fellers picked me up to accompany me to the office. At 11:00 AM I called on General MacArthur. He gave me a complete picture of his war plans. He is no doubt the best friend the Filipinos have. He has the best interest of the Philippines at heart. The visit lasted almost one hour.

Had luncheon at 1:00 PM with General Fellers & Colonel Soriano. After lunch I Went to the office. At 4:30 p.m. I drove to the U.S Army hospital to see Brigadier General Dunckel who is sick with a bad attack of Sciatica. At 6:15 PM I called on Mrs. MacArthur. I then invited General Fellers & Colonel Soriano to dinner. I was in bed at 10:00 p.m.

2 Responses to “September 7, 1944 — Thursday”

  1. Aldo Mayoralgo

    I’m the great grand nephew of Gen. Basilio Valdes (great grandfather is Colonel Alejo Valdes, his brother). I’d just like to give thanks to the creators of this site for allowing us the opportunity to relive the experiences of Lolo Basilio by his own account. Kudos and God bless! 🙂

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