New Book Tells an Incredible Story of Courage, Heroism, and Survival

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Remi Respicio Tabangcura publishes “No Greater Sacrifice for Love of Country” as a lasting tribute to her late father’s courage, sacrifice, bravery, and conviction during the fight for peace and freedom

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World War II veteran, a POW survivor Franky T. Respicio once said, “No greater sacrifice for love of country than to serve her faithfully by joining the military.” He experienced death march, sixty-five miles to Camp O’Donnell prison camp; endured thirst, starvation, malnutrition, malaria, typhoid, beriberi, and other chronic illnesses; yet lived to tell his story.

In No Greater Sacrifice for Love of Country, his book published posthumously through Xlibris, his daughter, Remi Respicio Tabangcura, preserves Respicio’s memory by compiling his journals, thereby safeguarding his legacy. In doing so, she is fulfilling her father’s lifelong wish to write a book about his life, specifically focusing on his United States military service during WWII. He was an ex-POW captured by the Japanese Imperial Army, was among the seventy thousand American and Filipino soldiers who were in the infamous Bataan Death March and was fortunate enough to survive to tell his story about the war.

After the war, Respicio became a naturalized American citizen, a privilege he enjoyed. This paved the way for his family to come and live in the United States, the land of opportunity. The author set the perfect example of hard work and success, becoming the role model of his nine children who are all college-degree holders and became very successful.

As readers browse through the pages of this book, they will discover an incredible story of courage and strength, bravery and heroism in the fight for peace and freedom that people enjoy today and for the many generations to come. No Greater Sacrifice for Love of Country is a lasting tribute to Respicio’s courage, sacrifice, bravery, and conviction, his faith, hope, and love for all his family.

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About the Co-author
Remi Respicio Tabangcura is the second of nine children of Franky and Rose Respicio. She was born in 1946 after World War II. She came to the United States in 1967 shortly after graduation from the University of Santo Tomas, College of Nursing, Manila, Philippines. She has always taken charge of any and all family issues and celebrations, and she continues to do so after the death of her parents. Co-authoring this book is very important in the preservation of that part of history, consequently safeguarding her father’s legacy and the legacy of World War II.

Publication Date: June 28, 2012
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 105 pages; 978-1-4771-2616-5
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 105 pages; 978-1-4771-2617-2
Ebook; $3.99; 978-1-4771-2618-9

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