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By Ezequiel L. Ortiz,James A. McClure

In 1941 the japanese invaded the Philippines with overwhelming strength and compelled the hand over of yankee troops at Bataan and Corregidor. Prisoners of battle have been subjected to brutal captivity and hundreds of thousands didn't continue to exist. this can be the tale of an American soldier who survived and have become a hero. whilst American troops liberated the Niigata POW camp after the japanese give up, Corporal Joseph O. Quintero greeted them with a home made American flag that have been sewn jointly in secrecy. The son of Mexican immigrants, Joseph Quintero grew up in a switched over railroad cabin car in castle worthy, Texas, and joined the military to get $21 a month and 3 nutrients an afternoon. He manned a laptop gun within the safety of Corregidor sooner than his unit was once captured by way of the japanese. whilst prisoners of struggle have been transported to Japan, Joseph survived a razor-blade appendectomy at the “hell send” voyage. within the criminal camp he cared for his fellow prisoners as a medic and got here to be referred to as Don Jose. Joseph’s narrative is an enlisted man’s view of the battle with first-hand descriptions of stipulations within the POW camps and private glimpses of what he and his neighbors did, persevered and observed. The authors have drawn on different histories and reputable records to place his tale into point of view and concentrate on a little-known bankruptcy of global conflict II. EZEQUIEL L. ORTIZ is a retired army officer and public institution instructor who has lived in New Mexico for the previous 30 years. He has written articles on neighborhood historical past, Hispanic background and armed forces topics for nationwide and local courses. JAMES A. MCCLURE is a contract author, editor and public family advisor. he's a retired Naval Reserve public affairs officer.

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