Sometimes it takes a few visits to notice
changes on Corregidor. I noticed these changes in February 2010, and felt
that I should report just what I have seen. Namely, that
SCRAPPING CONTINUES ON
Scrapping continues on
Corregidor today, 2010! As every year since 2004 (for me) we (students of
history) gathered on Corregidor to raise the US 48 Star Flag on 16th Feb. on
the Old Spanish Flag Pole. This year was the 65th anniversary of the
outstanding assault on Corregidor by the Allied Forces in 1945 and on that
day a paratrooper climbed a pole, under fire, and fastened the US Colors to
it to fly again over Corregidor.
As always we come to
Corregidor with certain goals to see or find this or that we have noted on
our lists to do. During this visit we came to the conclusion that here and
there the scrapping of metal still continuous today. It is a serious thing
because it means people rip, chisel and saw the rebar out of the still
existing concrete structures and so cause them to a faster demise. It is not
wide spread but we certainly noticed it this time. In this album we tried to
document by before and after images as to what we noticed this time. There
is a 3 door heavy concrete bunker near Infantry Point and all of us
immediately came to the conclusion that scrapping has been going on here
recently. This bunker is not marked on any map! Infantry Point where we
noticed recent scrapping.
#1. (TOP) - This picture is from the 30th Jan 2004 and no scrapping is
visible on the smooth section of the left wall. This is the east
entrance of the 3 door heavy concrete bunker at Infantry Point.
#1. (BELOW) - This is
the same wall but 17th Jan 2010.The
rebar has been ripped out and was sawed off and it looks very fresh. On
this image my friend Tom just found my camera storage disks and is
looking at them. I hadnít noticed that I lost them. Thanks Tom!!!
#1 (ABOVE) - Detail of the work