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About Bernard O. Hopkins

About the author: Bernard O. Hopkins (December 28, 1913 — October 24, 1944), from West Virginia; Staff Sergeant, 60th Coast Artillery Regiment; POW in Cabanatuan; perished in the sinking of the Arisan Maru.

About the diary: The Philippine Diary Project includes only the diary portions of his papers. The earliest entry is December 21, 1941 and the last entry in the manuscript is March 12, 1942.