19th Infantry Regiment Landing Monument - Romblon Island
On the beachfront.Monument
A brass inscribed plaque attached to a concrete structure about four feet high.
The 19th Infantry Regiment of the 24th Infantry Division landed on Romblon Island as part of the 8th US Army’s "Operation Victor" in the Southern Philippines Campaign in 1945.
From the US Army History Green Books:
In order to achieve surprise, reinforced companies of the 1st Battalion, 19th Infantry, attempted landings on each island during the night of 11-12 March despite rough seas, pitch dark, and frequent rain squalls. The night landing at Romblon went off successfully and the operation concluded later in March 1945 with the assistance of Filipino Guerillas.
The 19th Infantry Regiment was commanded by Colonel Thomas "Jock" Cliffords.
19th Infantry Regiment, 24th Infantry Division
24th Infantry Division
8th US Army
Operation Victor (I-IV)
Philippines Campaign (1944–1945)
Southern Philippines Campaign (1945)