Joey Cabigas and Linda Allen were born in Building 1, then grew up across Georgia Avenue from Walter Reed. Their father was a Filipino scout who survived the Bataan Death March and was rewarded with immigration to the U.S. He worked in the pathology building (AFIP). They spent much of their childhood on the campus, bringing friends and visitors to take photos in front of Building 1; receiving medical care; watching movies; and attending weddings in the chapel. They attended mass in the Memorial Chapel, and “I served as a ring bearer for many weddings in there,” Mr. Cabigas remembered.
History Project, Linda Allen and Joey Cabigas: Full-Length Interview
Images: Cabigas Family Collection