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 2014

Dear Family & Friends,

I would like to welcome you all to the ongoing and updated version V2.2 of Ed’s
website which includes new additions to various sections of the website. Several
events such as last week's celebration of the “Ed Ramsey Scholarship Endowment”
at Oklahoma Military Academy last week (now Rogers State University), shows
that Ed’s memory is kept alive by the people he touched in so many areas of his
life. His book, “Lieutenant Ramsey’s War” continues to be in great demand and the
prospects of a documentary as well as a movie are in motion. This website keeps
track of all those events and will continue to include the latest information on the
legacy of Ed Ramsey.

I hope you continue to enjoy it and learn from Ed's story as well. I want to thank
Mike Dailing and Chris Rogers for their great work on keeping the website active.

My love and prayers,
- Raqui Ramsey
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