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"I shall return!"

Jonathan Cellona, ABS_CBN News

Posted at Oct 20 2019 07:53 PM

David Henry Mattiske (under red umbrella), an Australian navy sailor during World War II, pays tribute to the statues in Palo, Leyte commemorating the return of General Douglas MacArthur to the Philippines fulfilling his promise to return after leaving in the middle of the war. MacArthur returned on October 20, 1944, fulfilling his promise "I shall return," and led US forces in liberating the Philippines from Japanese occupation. Mattiske was one of the veterans who attended the 75th anniversary of the Leyte Landing Sunday.