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The General

Vicente Podico Lim was a Filipino Brigadier General and World War II hero. Lim was the first Filipino graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point.

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Written By

Kitkat Torres

Illustrated By

Jomike Tejido

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Vicente Podico Lim was a Filipino Brigadier General and World War II hero. Lim was the first Filipino graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Prior to the establishment of the Philippine Army, he served as an oicer in the Philippine Scouts. During the Bale of Bataan, Lim was the Commanding General of the 41st Infantry Division, Philippine Army (USAFFE). On his way to Australia, Japanese vessels captured General Lim and imprisoned him in Fort Santiago and in the Bilibid Prison. His remains were never found, but his heroism was never lost in the hearts of the Filipinos. He was awarded the Legion of Merit and the Purple Heart, and his mark on Philippine history remains forever etched on the Philippine 1,000 peso bill

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10

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10 x 8 x 0.05

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Soft Cover

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