| Comment by DeltaJulietMama on 04/09/2013 @ 09:21:32 GMT|
as i writing my comment, we currently celebrating The Araw ng Kagitingan (Day of Valor) here in the Phil. we celebrate it with beers, barbecue and singing.. however, amidst the holiday celebration, we never forgotten the sacrifices of estimated 10,000-25,000 Filipino Soldiers who perished in the Death March, for they too suffered, with their Brothers-in-arms, sealed in with their Bloods. Despite the Inequalities, hardships that the Filipino soldiers suffered, they hold the line for 4 months.. We do hope that their sacrifices will never be forgotten..
"Freedom aint Free, Lest we Forget"
| Comment by Daniel Bernstein on 02/17/2013 @ 22:52:13 GMT|
My father was Max Bernstein. He was a physician in the Medical Corps and is seen in the picture with Mr. Larson. Mr. Larson\'s description matches very closely what I remember my father telling me. God Bless all of those fellows. That was a rough road.
| Comment by James Serna III on 09/28/2012 @ 02:16:35 GMT|
Valentine Shipley was my father\'s cousin, and I clearly remember his visit to our home when Grandma Serna died. He was greatly admired by all the family who knew or knew of him.
| Comment by Todd Hufford on 08/26/2012 @ 03:23:10 GMT|
These Men were/are amazing. I am grateful for their service. I am especially intrigued by men like Louis Zamperini www.laurahillenbrandbooks.com and Clay Conner, www.resolvebook.com
Their fortitude is truly out of this world.
| Comment by matthew Thompson on 07/05/2012 @ 19:36:22 GMT|
Grandson of Major Harry B Packard. POW. Bataan Death March, Died POW ship enroute to Japan. Rest in Honored Glory. For we never forget.
| Comment by tommy on 06/26/2012 @ 03:46:00 GMT|
my grandfather wasJay Wiley Norket /captian gunners mate us navy. pow bataan
| Comment by LI on 06/01/2012 @ 03:12:39 GMT|
Lisa O\'Cain for Louis Houston Gay
| Comment by Lisa O'Cain on 06/01/2012 @ 03:11:05 GMT|
If anyone knew my Uncle Marine Corps Private First Class Louis Houston Gay who died on May 8, 1942 at Camp O\'Donnell please contact me with any memories you have of him. He died before I was born and I honor his memory.
| Comment by Lynn Lind on 05/04/2012 @ 03:25:46 GMT|
Anyone who may have known about my uncle, James Phillip Hunter, with the New Mexico National Guard, I ask you to write me with your recollections at email@example.com. My uncle was a cook at Camp O\'Donnell, I understand. There was a man from NM Nat\'l Guard who "taught" men how to steal food, and my uncle did steal food. This other man was put before a Jap firing squad. He yelled, "It takes 9 Japanese and 9 bullets to kill 1 American man." They dismantled the squad, and the commander beat him with his cane until senseless. He was taken to barracks and nursed back to health and lived to be 96. I think about that time, my uncle said, "get me out of here!" He was at Clark AFB next. Then boarded the Arisan Maru where he died at sea by U.S. torpedos.
| Comment by Lynn Lind on 05/04/2012 @ 03:16:36 GMT|
Thank you for your website. My uncle, James Phillip Hunter, was in the New Mexico National Guard from Carlsbad, NM. It was "federalized" for one year. Ha! Sometimes, life throws you a curve...
He was in the 200th Coast Artillery, then the 515th Coast Artillery, which defended Manilla. He made the Bataan Death March and survived. He then made his way, somehow, to Clark AFB where he was put on board the Arisan Maru. Disembarked. Reimbarked. Ship was hit with torpedoes from U.S. submarine, and he was killed. His remains were lost at sea. He was the older brother of my father, who happened to be aboard the U.S.S. Tennessee during the bombing of Pearl Harbor. I have not ever read about what happened at Clark. Thanks,