Post by cplhawkeye1950 on Jul 15, 2011 12:11:04 GMT -5
I have been interviewing some local Veterans the last few weeks. One question I have asked several times in the last few interviews is Since you were a POW of the Japanese , and have survived the Camps after all these years do you still have any hard feelings over your treatment? By a over whelming majority the Veterans said for several years after the war they had hatred in their hearts for the Guards -- Officers, ect but as time has passed they have mellowed some what. But there is still no Love for them. Those same men said that it was an Honor to have served with men form the Philippines and just love the people. How do the Veterans from the Philippines feel. Are there still hard feelings or has time healed those wounds. Hope no one takes this wrong as I mean no disrespect
Post by cplhawkeye1950 on Jul 16, 2011 6:56:51 GMT -5
VeeVee, I think you are correct. There was a Veteran that I knew growing up that had never mellowed on his feeling of the Japanese . He was just 19 yrs old when captured at Guam. Spent his war years in the POW Camp at Oska . This man lived a hard life (maybe by choice) after the war, but in the last years leading up to his death quit drinking and found faith in God. But the one thing that never mellowed was the hard feelings. Thank you Pvt L D Orr , Sub Unit Summary Det Guam Marines for being my friend , missed but not forgotten.