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Bataan Falls – 70 years ago today

This is the day, and this is the time. As I write this, it is about 8am in Manila in the Philippines. 70 years ago, Gen. King was on his way to a meeting with Japanese Maj. Gen. Kameichiro Nagano to negotiate surrender terms. Much has been written about this event, and I won’t go into the details here again (great details...

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Sgt. Morgan French, Co. D – 1919 – 2012

Just received word from Jim Opolony that Morgan French passed away in Texas this past Friday (02/24/2012). He was 92. Morgan was a survivor of Cabanatuan and the hell ship Nagato Maru, as well as a Korean War vet. We join his family and friends in mourning his loss and honoring his heroism. Here is a link to his obituary:...

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Pvt. Andrew J. Aquila – Co. B, 192nd – 1918 – 2011

Just received word from David Aquila, son of Andrew J. Aquila, Co. B, 192md Tank Battalion, that Mr. Aquila passed away on the 28th of November, 2011, age 93. Andrew Aquila was a Death March and Hell Ship survivor. His travails on Bataan and in the custody of the Japanese Imperial Army are detailed in a great article written by his...

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