Eriberto B. Misa Jr.

Eriberto B. Misa Jr.

Eriberto B. Misa, Jr. ( October 8, 1921 — January 3, 2010), Ateneo ROTC cadet who reached the rank of lieutenant in the Philippine Army, seving in Bataan as part of  Company A, 2nd Anti-tank Battalion, Regular Division, USAFFE.

December 3, 1944

The work on the sailboat was being hurried, it was expected to be ready by dark. As I watched the men work the sails, my

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December 4, 1944

The sailboat was ready. It was the sleekest thing on water. Twenty-seven feet long, it measured a mere 28 inches wide. It was picked for

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December 5, 1944

A very calm day, so calm, we barely moved. Marinduque was still in sight. The heat was scorching us. I opened the portfolio I carried,

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December 6, 1944

Today, very early in the morning, we dropped anchor at an isolated cove of Burias where we saw another sailboat anchored, to make inquiries. We

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December 8, 1944

Very early that morning we put off to sea after some delay and after repeated persuasions to stay because the invasion of Masbate was anticipated

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December 9, 1944

Shortly before noon, we again re-embarked with the warning to avoid a place called Limbajon along the Masbate coast, where a week before, a huge

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December 10, 1944

With best wishes and a warm sendoff, early that day, we sailed on our last leg to General MacArthur’s GHQ and to freedom. We were

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