leyte leyte

Definition(s):

  • (n) a battle in World War II; the return of United States troops to the Philippines began with landings on Leyte Island in October 1944; the battle marked first use of kamikaze aircraft by the Japanese

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News

  • Book highlights WWII heroism

    BELLINGHAM – The story of bravery and sacrifice aboard the USS Samuel B. Roberts during the World War II Battle of Leyte Gulf and its ties to a Franklin family will be highlighted during a book signing at the Barnes and Noble bookstore at Stallbrook Market Place at 270 Hartford Avenue on Thursday, June 27. Author John K. Wukovits will be at Barnes & Noble at 7 p.m. to speak about his latest book ...
    on June 23, 2013     Source: The Woonsocket Call

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Quotes

  1. "I was in solitary confinement up to 1985. I was never in any position from 1984 to 1986 or at any other time to sign any kind of order to kill people in Leyte or anywhere else in the Philippines," Sison said.
    on Mar 11, 2007 By: Jose Maria Sison Source: ABS CBN News

  2. "The Leyte people are a priority over my health," the widow of former dictator Ferdinand Marcos said, adding that she intended to donate to the survivors the 630,000 pesos ($12,138) that she had deposited with the court as travel bond.
    on Feb 19, 2006 By: Ferdinand Marcos Source: Boston Globe (registration)

  3. "It is rather unfortunate that Leyte and Samar are rice producing provinces but this is happening," Palma said in a statement.
    on Apr 18, 2008 By: José Palma Source: GMA news.tv

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