| Comment by Judith B. on 01/19/2012 @ 08:48:09 GMT|
My wonderful uncle was on the death march and survived. He had a hard time on his return and was but in a Veterans hospital for some time before he received a labotomy. He lived with my folks and us kids from about 1950 on. He was a delight to us as he thought and acted as we kids did. He didn\'t talk about or remember the march or war years due to the surgery. During the last week of his life he remembered some things and spoke about them. I would love to hear from someone who knew him. His name was James P. Palmer. Please write me at email@example.com if you can help me know what he was like as a young man. Thanks so much.
| Comment by Beth K. on 12/24/2011 @ 15:48:03 GMT|
It was really enlightening to read this story. My great uncle, Alvin Peterson, was on the Bataan Death March and did not survive. My family has always said that they recognize him as one of the men in the photo of the soldiers that were stopping for a rest along the way. He is the soldier with the injured face and legs crossed. Thanks for continuing to remember these men.
| Comment by T. S. on 12/01/2011 @ 03:45:08 GMT|
Thank you for this story. I pray it continues to be told. It is full of important lessons, first hand information, and most importantly the thoughts, feelings and insight of those who were there. It is so important to pass on the stories of the past, so that that we never forget. The Bataan Death March is remembered here in NM every year. Reading these words have only deepened my appreciation of those ceremonies. I know this story will help me bring deeper meaning to teaching about this integral part of history in my classroom. Thank you.
| Comment by Mary Chris Hines on 11/29/2011 @ 07:23:58 GMT|
My uncle, Ralph Free, was on the death march, survived it and went on eventually to Cabanatuan camp. He worked in the library. Some of those cards from the Japanese Imperial Army made it to my grandmother. He died on one of the hell ships when it was bombed, as it wasn\'t marked. Thank you to all who fought to protect our freedom!
| Comment by Collins Duke on 09/01/2011 @ 19:09:37 GMT|
My Uncle Cpl John A Padgett 1913-2005 USAAF was on the death march and spent time in the Phillipines as a POW.
He was also placed on a \\"Hell Ship\\" and sent to japan where he was forced to do SLAVE labor in the Mitsubishi copper mine. After liberation he returned home to Pahokee Florida where he resumed his pre war job with the State Of Florida Road Dept. from where he retired.
He is in the book \\"Barb Wire Surgon\\"
He never hated the Japs, he said they were doing their duty and he was doing his and he was lucky to have survived.
| Comment by IN MEMORIAM - JUAN A. ANINAO - AUG. 20, 2011 on 08/22/2011 @ 13:49:33 GMT|
My father, Juan A. Aninao, was a lieutenant in the Phillipine army in an artillery unit who survived the Bataan March AND his POW experience until repatriated. HE passed away peacefully with family on Aug. 21, 2001 in Columbus Ohio. He was 98 years old, survived by the Army nurse he met, loved and married, now age 89, and his four sons. Is there anyone out there who knew him? firstname.lastname@example.org
| Comment by cj pruitt on 08/17/2011 @ 21:14:54 GMT|
my uncle blanchard e. pruitt, died in the death march, his photo always hung over the door when my grandparents were living my father ,before his death placed a memorial for his brother in THOUGHT OF HIM ALL OF MY LIFE
| Comment by Angela Glenn on 08/17/2011 @ 12:20:55 GMT|
My Uncle, whom I never met was in the Bataan Death March and died on one of the hell ships from shrapnel injuries. His name was Vernon Hobbs Jr. from Richmond Indiana. Very proud of his service to our country! U.S. Army!
| Comment by Cliff Wilson on 08/17/2011 @ 01:06:18 GMT|
Would be looking for info on Leland Chandler formally of Fisher, Illinois, not sure about branch of service., He survived the Death March, however never talked much about it. Was a good friend in Fisher, would just like to know where he is now, thank you.
| Comment by PAM L. on 08/16/2011 @ 16:48:03 GMT|
My mother would talk about her brother, Ray Mason, who died after being shot in the back by Japanese soldiers. He was ordered to exit his tank and told to run. She would cry and tell me this story. I had no understanding until all the Bataan information. My uncle Ray was only 22 years old.