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Hill 120

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On 20 October 1944, MacArthur's army landed along a 15-mile stretch of the coast of Leyte, extending from Palo on the north end and Dulag to the south. MacArthur himself landed soon afterward at Red Beach near Palo. The US 96th Infantry Division hit the beach near Dulag at 10 a.m. that day and a mere 42 minutes later the US flag was flying again on Philippine soil, atop this hill, for the first time after the fall of Bataan in April of 1942.

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This is an exceptionally well-maintained historical site, a bit unusual in the Philippines. It has closely-trimmed grass, safe concrete paths to climb the hill, freshly-painted statues and monuments, and surprisingly, toilets and shaded picnic tables.

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At the base of the hill there is an altar-like area with one monument dedicated the the unknown American soldier, with no explanation offered as to who built it. The other monument is a Japanese altar with inscription.

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A observation tower in order to better view Leyte Gulf, where the famous sea battle of that name began shortly after the landing, and ended by crippling decisively Japanese naval power.

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Oh, and there is also this naked mountain nymph bathing.

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. . . . . . as well as this gnome ogling her.