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WWII Japanese soldier who hid in Philippine jungle dies

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WWII Japanese soldier who hid in Philippine jungle dies

Post by mguy » January 23rd, 2014, 12:21 am

WWII Japanese soldier who hid in Philippine jungle dies

TOKYO — Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese imperial soldier to emerge from hiding and surrender after World War II, has died. He was 91.

Onoda died Thursday at a Tokyo hospital. Chief government spokesman Yoshihide Suga expressed his condolences Friday, praising Onoda for his strong will to live.

Onoda was an intelligence officer who came out of hiding on Lubang island in the Philippines in March 1974 and surrendered only when his former commander flew there to reverse his 1945 orders to stay behind.
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Post by Kuli » January 31st, 2014, 10:33 pm

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