By Mortz C. Ortigoza
Congratulation to my town mate Fely Arzaga Eichenberger and her son Eli, 22, who will conclude this Sunday his four years tough academic and regimental trainings at the United States Military Academy in West Point, New York.
Eli and mom Fely Arzaga would be in their town M’lang, Cotabato province next month for some “rest and recreation” and probably sentimental journey where Fely, a daughter of a carpenter and a housewife (they were our neighbor) migrated in the United States in 1992 and married Mark - a veteran commissioned air force officer. (Click here for my lengthy article’s Fil-Am to Graduate this Weekend at West Point.
|United States Military Academy Filipino-American First Class Cadet|
Eli Arzaga Eichenberger is flanked by family members at USMA, West
Point in New York before his graduation recently.
I hope the local government units (LGU) of M’lang and the Province of Cotabato can confer their appreciation just like what the LGU of Pangasinan and its towns gave importance to graduates and heroes in their sons from the Philippine Military Academy – a premier military college in Asia copied from USMA – based at Fort del Pilar, Baguio City my and my siblings’ birthplace.