Rest In Peace Old Warrior
Within hours of the attack on Pearl Harbor in 1941 the Japanese military attacked various targets throughout the Pacific including the Philippines. At the American and Filipino loss of the Battle of Bataan, the Imperial Japanese Army forcibly marched 75,000 prisoners of war 60 miles up the Bataan Peninsula.
At the time Albert Brown was a U.S. Army captain at the Battle of Bataan and was among those who survived the march.
Brown survived the brutal prisoner of war camp through a combination of an incredible spirit to live and overcome, resistance and dogged perseverance.
Doc’s story had as much relevance for today’s wounded warriors as it did for the veterans of his own era,” said Kevin Moore, co-author of the recently released “Forsaken Heroes of the Pacific War: One Man’s True Story,” which details Brown’s experience.
“The underlying message for today’s returning veterans is that there’s hope, not to give in no matter how bleak the moment may seem,” added Moore, whose nephew just returned from military duty in Afghanistan. “You will persevere and can find the promise of a new tomorrow, much like Doc had found.”
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