Got some sleep in the car. No one had come along. It was very quiet. Eustacio and I started walking toward Mariveles. We had water in canteens but nothing to eat. About noon or thereafter, we met two Jap soldiers. Their bayonets were fixed. They pointed their rifles at us. Put our hands up. They came up and searched us. Found nothing. Then bayonets fixed, marched us to Mariveles. On edge of village was a fenced in area. There were lots of soldiers in there, lying around. They put us in that area. We guessed the war was over. In the evening we were given water and a ball of rice, big as a fist. Spent the night there. The latrine was along the fence and a mess and flies galore.
(1904--1995). M.D. Served in General Hospital No. 2, Bataan. Thereafter, a P.O.W. in the Philippines and Japan.All Posts