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April 9, 1942

The day of surrender. The first we knew of the surrender, was shortly after 2’oclock. We received orders to:destroy our guns and positions, which we did in quick time. At 3:30 P.M. we had chow; the cooks prepared every thing we had on hand. It was the first time I’d been full in a long time.

Our officers came back and told us to be ready to march at 6:00 P. M. Those who didn’t give up took off before then; a few went to Correggidor [Corregidor], but what was left, gave up.

At 6:00 P.M. we began to march down to K-192, where the Japanese had ordered us to assemble. We reached Marvelles [Mariveles] Field, strung out in single file, when a Japanese dive-bomber began bombing and strafeing us. What a mess. We reached K-192 just before dark, where we bedded down.

The next morning, there were Japs all over the place.

We were all marched dom to Marvelles Field, lined up and searched. The Japanese took films and pictures there. We numbered about 1000 men.