Sunday, Feb. 11, to Monday, Feb. 12, 1945

Shells were falling into the compound. Monday afternoon a Japanese soldier went into the auditorium. He announced that the Japanese would give provisions to all. We must have patience till relief came. Reinforcements were coming and the Americans would be destroyed to the last man. We must hope and pray for Japanese victory. The Japanese would protect us, we must not worry.

An hour later, another soldier came in. He told all the men to go out and line up. He asked if there was an American with us. What were our nationalities? Were there any guerrillas with us? Do you want the Americans to win? What could we say?