April 29, 1945 Sunday

It was 3 o'clock in the morning; the boat started to move. We could not see anything; it was pitch black. Destination unknown. In the dark, the events of the past days came back to me. We left Irisan, a town about six kilometers from Baguio on April 12, 1945 headed towards Agoo, an American-captured..

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January 8, 1945

Breakfast -- thick lugao made of rice and rice flour and a small ladle of coco milk. Made hot water and made soup of coco milk, lugao, and salt. Had something hot although it was not so good. The camp is about out of salt. They never put any in the mush and I have..

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27 December 1944

We were waked very early this morning, long before daybreak, and marched about a quarter of a mile to a pier where we were forced to jump about 20 feet into Jap Landing Boats which were riding heavy swells in Lingayen Gulf. We were then taken and placed on a Japanese transport, about 1000 men..

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26 December 1944

At about 4:00 AM we were awakened and an issue of rice balls was made. Of the entire detail, I imagine that about only about 800 men received any food at all. The remainder just didn't get any, as there wasn't enough to go around. The Japanese allowed us to bathe in the ocean which..

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25 December 1944

We have been reunited with the remainder of the group which we now find was in Cine Building in San Fernando. Yesterday morning we were led up in the prison court yard and marched in a column of fours after having received a meager meal at the railroad station in San Fernando. Our boys certainly..

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May 17, 1944

We had all our meals in the dugout and I spent the whole day there, resting and reading. A box is our cupboard and Dr. Hall’s wooden tray makes a good buffet, with the silver Spanish candlestick and two chromium plates catching highlights. The two hand-carved trays are against the dirt wall on a ledge;..

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October 28, 1942

People coming from Northern Luzon brought the usual news that groups of "Tulisaffes" (short for tulisan, and USAFFE) attacked towns and Japanese garrisons in Ilocos and La Union. In reprisal, the Japanese burned down the towns of Agoo and Tubao, killing thousands of innocent residents.      

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