13 things about my Lolo, Col. Maximiano Saqui Janairo, for Veterans Day

Here’s a photo of my Lolo, Maximiano Saqui Janairo. 1930 graduate of U.S. Military Academy at West Point Commission in the Philippine Scouts Chief engineer with the Philippine Army in 1941 Captured by the Japanese in April 1942 Survived the Bataan Death March Prisoner of War in Camp O’Donnell Escaped while being transferred to a hospitalContinue reading “13 things about my Lolo, Col. Maximiano Saqui Janairo, for Veterans Day”

The love letters of Ms. Leyte ’27 and a young lieutenant

The news out of Leyte reminds me of my grandparents. Here’s something I wrote about them nearly eight years ago. Letters relate another time, other lives Times Union, December 11, 2005 Janairo — Here is a prayer book given to me four years ago today by a good friend of the family. Use it, andContinue reading “The love letters of Ms. Leyte ’27 and a young lieutenant”