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Grave – Gold

 

1999 Edward Michaud

 

This is a rather disturbing story, but deserves to be told for obvious reasons. Supposedly, Sons and Grandsons of Philippine Scouts who were lost on the island having been visiting the fortifications for the past few years and most of them, along with their friends, have been noticed frequenting the tail-end of the island. These people may not be relatives of the lost veterans at all, but just plain fortune hunters claiming to have relatives buried at the old Philippine Scout burial ground as well as some of the Japanese memorials. Reportedly, this general area is close to the old location of the one-time air strip.

As the story goes, two twelve-pound gold ingots were supposedly stashed inside one of these graves or thereabouts during the siege in 1942. The author did not check this particular story out on the ground due to its rather sensitive nature, but cannot see any validation to the old claim.

 

POST-WAR RECOVERY OPS 1945-88 | SPEEDY GONZALES  |   BATTERY MORRISON  | AH-MOON'S   |  THE ENGINEERING TUNNEL   |   GRAVE - GOLD   |   THE MARCOS CONNECTION   |   THE NORTH DOCK GOLD HOLE   |   THE FOURTH LATERAL   |   THE NORTH HARBOR SALVAGE BARGE   |    THE PRESIDENTIAL YACHT "CASIANO"   |   THE LORCHA DOCK   |  SILVER PESOS    |  NO MORE GOLD   |   CONCLUSION

CORREGIDOR - THE TREASURE ISLAND OF WWII    |    GOLD IS ALSO BALLAST    |    THE GOLDEN PATROL OF THE USS TROUT |  SALVAGING A SILVER TREASURE  | THE JAPANESE OVERSTRIKE

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