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Tuesday, April 3, 2012

THE EMPEROR'S FORGOTTEN WARRIORS

The gentleman's picture you see to the left is Lt. Hiroo Onada, IJA whom was 'best-known" among thousands of Japanese troops who fought on after Japan's surrender....he actually eluded capture in the Philippine's for nearly 30 years. 

On 9 March 1974, exactly 30-yrs since Onada had arrived in the Philippines to teach guerrilla warfare to his hard pressed countrymen, tears filled the eyes of the grizzled and bearded Onada as he presented his sword to his former wartime commanding officer, now a successful Japanese bookseller and businessman

The link to this unusual story is below: