March 30, 1942

On four occasions between the 15th and today, we were shelled from the sea by heavily armed gunboats. Each time we thought a landing would be made. Each time the crew of my car got together, said a prayer or two and ran to our respective position, all ready to do or die. And believe it or not Col. Alejandro Garcia reprimanded us for sounding the alarm. He must have expected the Japanese to hit the gong first.