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May 31, 1942

Up at 5:00 A.M. Ate breakfast. Rice furnished by Japanese. Started marching at 6:00 A.M. Went east from Cabanatuan. Hiked over 10 miles by 11:30 A.M. Very hot. Little rest. Carried a heavy load. Many threw their packs.
Others passed out. Was sure a grueling business. I couldn’t have gone much further. C. camp we arrived at had no water so we waited until about 6:00 P.M. before we finally got drinking water. Some had some rice at noon, but most not until night. Rice and 4 tbs. onion soup for supper. 150 live in one small building. However, could be much worse. Sure will sleep tonight: Rained at about 5:00 P.M. All got showers and drinking H20. Was wonderful.