Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Central Florida
Thanks to your grandpa and to all those who served during WWII for all they did. Your grandpa was a very lucky and heroic man that he was able to return home. Here's a Wikipedia quote about the Bataan Death March:
"In June 2001, U.S. Congressional Representative Dana Rohrabacher described the horrors and brutality that the prisoners experienced on the march:
"They were beaten, and they were starved as they marched. Those who fell were bayoneted. Some of those who fell were beheaded by Japanese officers who were practicing with their samurai swords from horseback. The Japanese culture at that time reflected the view that any warrior who surrendered had no honor; thus was not to be treated like a human being. Thus they were not committing crimes against human beings.[...] The Japanese soldiers at that time [...] felt they were dealing with subhumans and animals."
Author Laura Hillenbrand wrote an excellent book, Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption
, about WWII hero and POW, Louis Zamperini, it was chilling what these men went thru.
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