lieutenant

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LIEUTENANT. This word has now a narrower meaning than it formerly had; its true meaning is a deputy, a substitute, from the French lieu, (place or post) and tenant (holder). Among civil officers we have lieutenant governors, who in certain cases perform the duties of governors; (vide, the names of the several states,) lieutenants of police, &c. Among military men, lieutenant general was formerly the title of a commanding general, but now it signifies the degree above major general. Lieutenant colonel, is the officer between the colonel and the major. Lieutenant simply signifies the officer next below a captain. In the navy, a lieutenant is the second officer next in command to the captain of a ship.

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The award was given to Javier for for showing true heroism when called to the colors as a third lieutenant of the Philippine Army and serving in the United States Army Forces in the Far East (USAFFE), fighting in the Battle of Bataan and enduring the Bataan Death March and imprisonment in Tarlac alongside thousands of Filipino and American soldiers.
The event began with the words of the head of the province of Litoral, Bartolom Owono Nze, assisted by the Government Delegate of Bata, Antonio Nsue Ondo Oye, the first, second and third lieutenants mayors of Bata of the new urban districts and municipalities of Machinda and Ro Campo, they have taken oaths of fidelity before the people and the Government.
The members of the two upper-most classes of 1942 and 1943 were commissioned as third lieutenants of the Philippine Army effective Dec.