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The Progress-Buliten, Pomona, Calif., Monday Evening, April 30, 1951 Philippine Citation Awarded Veterans of 1st Cavalry World War ll veterans of the 1st Cavalry division have been awarded the Philippine Presidential Unit citation for battle campaigns in that island group, according to word received from division headquarters in Korea by Col. Edmund P. Stone of Pomona, registrar of the 1st Cavalry Division association. The Army general order awarding the ribbon said only cavalrymen who participated in the division's campaign between October 17, 1944, and July 4, 1945, would be authorized the ribbon, awarded for distinguished action in the Leyte-Samar and Luzon campaigns. The division amphibiously invaded Leyte on October 20, 1944, [arrow] and by December 24 the cavalrymen had slogged across the tropic expanse of Leyte and Samar islands [arrow]. On January 27, 1945, the 1st Cavalry division landed on Luzon in preparation for its now famous dash to Manila. In one of the war's most notable forays the cavalry's tank-led force liberated some 3700 Allied civilian prisoners interned at Santo Tomas university internment camp. The liberation occurred on February 3, 145. Maj. Gen. William C. Chase, who led the dash into Manila, has been until recently deputy commander of the 3rd Army with headquarters at Fort McPherson, Ga. General Chase has been named to head the new military mission to Formosa for aid and guidance to Generalissimo Chiang and the Chinese Nationalist army.