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First Name: Francisco

Last Name: Salveron

Birthplace: PHL

Gender: Male

Branch: Air Force (1947 - present)

Middle Name: J.

Date of Birth: 04 June 1910

Date of Death: 23 August 1998

Rank: Master Sergeant

Years Served:
Francisco J. Salveron

•  World War II (1941 - 1945)
•  Korean War (1950 - 1953)


Francisco J. Salveron
Master Sergeant, U.S. Air Force

Francisco J. Salveron was born on 4 June 1910 in the Philippines.

Salveron was the personal aide to General Douglas MacArthur during World War II and waded ashore with him during the General's triumphant return to the Philippines. Salveron appears in the photographs of MacArthur's march onto the island of Leyte on 20 October 1944, among the most famous images of the war. Later, bronze statues fashioned after the photos were erected at the beach. Salveron is among those depicted.

Medals and Awards

Bronze Star Medal
Purple Heart

He also received three Presidential Distinguished Citations. 

Death and Burial

Master Sergeant Francisco J. Salveron died on 23 August 1998. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, VA.

Honoree ID: 3040   Created by: MHOH




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