Al Beralas’s Army Unit, The 1st Filipino Infantry Regiment
My father-in-law, Al Beralas (1923-2012), was one of several young men from Kauai who served as soldiers in the United States Army’s 1st Filipino Infantry Regiment during World War II. Al told me that when I first met him at
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Please see https://www.thegardenisland.com/2010/09/23/hawaii-news/island-history-for-friday-september-24-2010/ for Al Beralas biography.
I am the son of Robert Campbell Lang III a Captain in the 1st Filipino Infantry Regiment. He served in New Guinea, Leyte, and Samar. He also served briefly in the Fiji Islands, possibly before the Regiment arrived in New Guinea. He was mainly a Reconnaissance Officer with the Regiment. He did not speak very much about his service, especially the actual fighting. I do have a few pictures of his service, mainly in Samar I believe, and his medals. I was wondering if anyone with your group remembers him or heard of him from their fathers. I would also ask ask if anyone has any pictures of him that I could get a copy of. Thank you for any information you can provide.
Good Morning Robert,
I have copies of newspaper articles from your fathers time in service. Please reach out via email and I’ll gladly send them to you.