Comments on: Wednesday’s Hero – Bataan Death March Victims & Survivors Life is tacky. Deal with it! Fri, 03 Jul 2015 07:24:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: jose maria Sun, 26 Sep 2010 04:46:10 +0000 I just read a book Escape From Davao about the POWs from Bataan. This period of history was very emotional for me. I was a child eight years old. The day Bataan fell was the day my youngest brother 17 years of age enlisted in the Navy never to come home again. Every man in my family went off to war. My father was at Omaha Beach in the D Day invasion. My oldest brother fought at Tarawa and my youngest brother was on a merchant ship in the arctic circle where his ship was torpedoed on the Murmansk run. My uncle was at the battle of the bulge. With no thought for themselves these men were will to make the ultimate sacrifice so that we could be free. People today forget the sacrifices and even today I still feel the pain. I will never forget the fear and the anguish the day they announced on the radio that our flag had gone on Bataan. We did not learn of the atrocities and the mistreatment of POWs until 1944.