Edwin Price Ramsey was born in Illinois, raised in Kansas, and graduated from the Oklahoma Military Academy. Commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the Cavalry Reserve in May of 1938, he entered active service in February of 1941 with the famous 11th Cavalry Regiment, at Campo, California. In June of 1941 he volunteered for service in the Philippines with the elite 26th Cavalry Regiment (Philippine Scouts). With Regular Army officers and Filipino soldiers, the regiment was considerably smaller than a normal stateside cavalry regiment. It consisted of six line troops in two squadrons, with a total of 54 officers and 784 enlisted men.
In December 1941, when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor and then invaded the Philippines, the regiment was ordered north as part of the North Luzon Force to oppose the Japanese landings in Lingayan Gulf. Additional landings elsewhere forced the withdrawal of the outnumbered American and Filipino forces, whose retreat was covered by the 26th Cavalry into Bataan. Leading a 27-man Platoon, as advance guard for the 1st Regular Division of the Philippine Army, on January 1st, 1942 at the village of Morong, Bataan, Lieutenant Ramsey encountered a Japanese infantry force in the village and immediately ordered a charge. General Wainwright later awarded Ramsey the Silver star for gallantry in action for leading what became the last Horse Cavalry charge in U.S. history.
     Escaping after the surrender of Bataan, Lieutenant Ramsey formed the guerrilla forces in Central Luzon. Then came three years of agonizing guerrilla warfare, waged by courageous Americans and Filipinos on Luzon Island, fighting both the imperial Japanese Army and communist Huk guerrillas to prepare the way for the return of General Douglas MacArthur. Ramsey also sent critical intelligence information to General Douglas MacArthur in preparation for the liberation of the Philippines. After his return, General MacArthur personally awarded Ramsey the Distinguished Service Cross for his guerrilla activities.

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June 28, 2015
Dear Family & Friends,

Here is my message to Ed on this day, the 2nd anniversary of his interment at Arlington National

You never gave up amidst the onslaught of the enemy, in the jungles of the Philippines in WW II for
four long years.  Now you are at peace, resting with your comrades, in the hallowed grounds of heroes
in Arlington.  The nation honors you today and I am so proud of you!  I pray for you always
and know you are with me, giving me the courage to carry on with life bringing your legacy.  The
orchids that you loved came back to say, "You are here with me today".
I selected this song "Wind Beneath my Wings" by Bette Midler that expresses what I feel about him
and how much I miss him.

It must have been cold there in my shadow,
to never have sunlight on your face.
You were content to let me shine, that's your way,
You always walked a step behind.

So I was the one with all the glory,
while you were the one with all the strength,
A handsome face without a name for so long,
A handsome smile to hide the pain.

Did you ever know that you're my Hero,
And everything I would like to be?
I can fly higher than an eagle.
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings

It might have appeared to go unnoticed,
But I"ve got it all here in my heart.
I want you to know I know the truth, of course I know it,
I would be nothing without you!

Did you ever know that you're my Hero?
You're everything I wish I could be.
I could fly higher than an eagle,
'cause you are the wind beneath my wings.

Fly, fly, fly high against the sky,
so high I almost touch the sky.
Thank you, Thank you,
Thank God for you, the wind beneath my wings.
As he rides his horse, Bryn Awryn, on his flight in heaven above, he keeps me strong through your constant love and prayers, my Dear Ones. 

With all my love and thanks,
Edwin Price Ramsey
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