Thursday, December 24, 2015
Yet one more American with the aspirations and attributes of the "white messiah". A man to an extent in the same category as a Frederick Townsend Ward, a Homer Lea, even a William Morgan.
William Pomeroy with his Filipina wife Celia guerrilla fighters.
"Remembering William Pomeroy"
"William J. Pomeroy, a legendary fighter for the independence and freedom of the Filipino people and a staunch member of the Communist Party USA"
"Pomeroy was born in Waterloo, N.Y. Nov. 25, 1916. He joined the Young Communist League in 1937 . . . He was a member of the CPUSA until his death. "
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"During World War II, Pomeroy was deployed with the Fifth Air Force under General Douglas MacArthur. He was with the U.S. troops who fought their way from Australia, landing in Leyte in Oct. 1944. While serving as a writer with the U.S. Army’s Historical Section, he helped chronicle the U.S. battles for the Philippines and Okinawa and the early U.S. occupation of Japan."
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"After his discharge, he returned to the Philippines in 1947 where he enrolled at the University of the Philippines . . . In the meantime, he had met Celia Mariano. They married in 1948."
WILLIAM RETURNING TO THE PHILIPPINES IN THE AFTERMATH OF THE SECOND WORLD WAR, TAKING TO THE FIELD WITH THE INSURRECTIONIST FILIPINO COMMUNIST HUK MOVEMENT!!
That guerrilla-fighter career of William not so stellar. William and his wife captured and having to spend ten years in a Filipino prison.
THINK OF WILLIAM NOT AS A COMBAT SOLDIER, AN EXPERIENCED MILITARY MAN OF SOME ABILITY BUT RATHER AS WRITER, A PUBLICIST AND PROPAGANDIST.
“…I shout to her above the continued sound of gunfire…
we exchange a look of love, pity and terror.
But I have to leave you! She cries. There is no more time to talk”
– William. J. Pomeroy, The Forest, 1963.
William however did get the girl.