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Ramon Bernardo Bucoy


Registration number 20100321L


This certifies that the heraldic arms of Ramon Bernardo Bucoy which are offered in memoriam and conveyed to his descendants are registered and described by the blazon below

Arms: Argent, on a bend Azure between in chief a fleur-de-lis Azure and in base a galleon Gules three suns Or.
Crest: An owl rousant Argent, the dexter claw raised.
Motto above: Scientia Est Potentia
Motto below: Timendi Causa Est Nescire

Registration

2009 Burke's Peerage and Gentry International Register of Arms 0156
2009 American College of Heraldry 3289

Biographical information

These armorial bearings are registered in memory of Ramon Bernardo Bucoy who was born in 1905 in Ayala, Zamboanga, Philippines and was the father of six boys and four girls. He participated in two Far Eastern Olympics, enlisted in the US Army in 1940, served during World War II in the Asiatic-Pacific Theatre/Philippine Campaigns, was a POW during the Japanese occupation and later attended the 8th Army Engineering School in Fort Belvoir, VA, completing the Electrician Combat Construction Foreman course. He was honourably discharged from the US Army in the rank of Master Sergeant and went on to teach at a university in Manila, Philippines for a number of years before following his children to the United Stated where he worked for the US Postal Service prior to his retirement. He passed away in the Philippines in 1975 whilst visiting his home.

Design rationale

The arms represent Spanish (the Galleon), French (the Fleur-de-Lis), and Filipino (the Sun) ancestry and were assumed by the descendants of Ramon Bernardo Bucoy.

Registered by

Wilfred Edward Bucoy

Categories

Personal, Original, US, B

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