Minter’s Ring – Smithsonian Article

Lt. Minter Dial

A special thank you to the Descendants Group of the American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor ( for bringing this article to the attention of the people who hold the memory of the men and women who defended Bataan dear. This well-researched article covers not only the serendipitous discovery of a ring long lost, but also the story behind the ring, and the horrors visited upon Lt. Minter Dial, who became a POW of the Japanese in WWII when the Philippines were surrendered.

Here’s a link to the story:

Originally posted 2011-11-13 13:26:47.

1 Comment

  1. Hi Steve, Thanks for sharing. It pleases me no end to see that the story and the memory can live on. best regards from Paris, Minter (grandson).

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