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Justin Taylan 2004
Lat 10° 57' 9N Long 125° 1' 54E Dulag is located at an elevation of 3' on the eastern coast of Leyte Province on Leyte Island in the Eastern Visayas (Region VIII) of the Philippines. Connected by Highway 1 that runs north to south. To the north is Tanauan and beyond Palo and Tacloban. To the south is Abuyog. Another Highway loop connects westwards to Burauen then northward to Dagami then back to Tanauan. To the east is Leyte Gulf.
On October 20, 1944 at 10:00am Dulag was the site of the initial landing by the U. S. Army XXIV Corps including the 96th Infantry Division and 7th Infantry Division.
Dulag Liberation Marker
30' memorial on the beach that identifies this as the site of the initial landing. There is a large memorial and roadside sign indicating the location.
On October 20, 1944 liberated by US Army 96th Infantry Division. There is a large helmet shaped memorial to the 96th Infantry Division, and the other American units atop the hill. The hill top has a lookout tower, and a commanding view overlooking Leyte Gulf.
Japanese Memorial Marker
A smaller Japanese cenotaph memorial is located at the base of the hill dedicated to the Filipinos, Japanese and Americans killed in the fighting, and for world peace and friendship forever afterward. It was dedicated January 8, 2003 by Mr. Sasaki Tatsuo, Akita City and Mr. Nagamine Katsuro Nagano Ken, Japan.
Unknown Soldier Grave
Located next to the Japanese memorial at the base of the hill is the simple grave to an unknown American soldier.
Built by the Japanese Army, with local labor. Liberated by American forces in November 1944 and the airfield was improved and developed into a major base.
Oct 20, 1944
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