The Buffalo Soldier And The Philippine American War Essay

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The “Buffalo Soldier” and the Philippine-American War
The purpose of this paper is to educate the readers on the extraordinary acts of courage of Corporal David Fagen, a “Buffalo Soldier” who was deployed in the Philippines during the Spanish-American War. Corporal Fagen defected from the United States Army and joined the Philippine Revolutionary Army to defend the rights of the oppressed Filipinos during the American regime in the Philippines. The history of the Philippine-American war is considered to be understudied as some of the key events were not written or publicized. United States military historians rarely mentioned on Corporal Fagen who stood for what is right and fought against his Army to gain independence for a foreign nation. In the current world, he exemplifies the characteristics that the United States was built on, that of seeking for independence, liberty and freedom. On the other hand, Filipino historians also failed to raise the heroism of Corporal Fagen in the international community because of fear that it might offend the Americans who helped liberate the Philippines from the Japanese occupation. Nevertheless, Corporal David Fagen, should be remembered as a Soldier who made a stand against U. S. Army’s imperialism in the Philippines during World War I because he believed that it was the right thing to do, therefore, he should be part of the American military history.
The Philippine-American War (1899-1902)
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