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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THIS LOVE OF MINE

This love of mine
Goes on and on
Thou life is empty since you've been gone
You're always on my mind, though out of sight
It's lonesome through the day
But oh! the night

I cry my heart out, it's bound to break
Since nothing matters, let it break
I ask the sun and the moon
The stars that shine
What's to become of it, this love of mine
This love of mine.
March 2015
Dear Family & Friends,

Ed is more alive than ever as evidenced in the recent March/April issue of the World War II Magazine
story of "The Last Cavalry Charge" by David Sears and in the playing of the "Col. Ramsey March" by
the West Point Band.  In fact, Col. Bob McClure, President of the West Point Alumni Association is
coming to present me the disc and a plaque on March 14.  Also, "Lieutenant Ramsey's War" will be
republished by the Univ. of Santo Tomas Press in Manila, my Alma Mater which he liberated in WW
II.

A man lives on by his words and deeds and indeed Ed is forever alive in his legacy and in the hearts
and minds of people who love him like YOU and ME!  I selected this song "This Love of Mine" by
Frank Sinatra with Tommy Dorsey and his orchestra in 1941 for his 2nd year anniversary.  It was
arranged by Nelson Riddle.
I know he is watching over me as he has given me a family and so many friends like you who are family too!  Be sure to check the Latest News page for a poster by the Philippine Scouts Heritage Society called "We Remember Them" designed for its Souvenir Program in commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II.

All my love and prayers,

Raqui
Edwin Price Ramsey
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