Filipino American veterans

Rep. Jackie Speier, D-San Mateo, center, applauds Army staff sgt. Felino Coronel Punsalan, 92, right, during a news conference in San Mateo on Monday, Jan. 10, 2011. Speier announced at a news conference to introduce her bill that would make all WWII Filipino veterans eligible for the same benefits as other U.S. veterans from WWII. (AP)

Speier Seeks To Extend Military Benefits To Filipino WWII Vets

Rep. Jackie Speier on Thursday introduced a bill in Congress that seeks to make Filipino veterans of World War II eligible for the same benefits available to U.S. veterans.

CBS San Francisco–01/10/2011

US WWII Veteran (AP)

Filipino-American Vets Sue In San Francisco Court Over Compensation

A lawsuit was filed in San Francisco on Friday on behalf of thousands of Filipino American World War II veterans and their families.