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Death March, Japanese camp survivors disband group

Posted by Mai on November 13th, 2008

Philippine Star – Articles – -
Death March, Japanese camp survivors disband group
By Jose Katigbak STAR Washington Bureau
Thursday, November 13, 2008

WASHINGTON – A dwindling group of Bataan Death March and Japanese prison camp survivors disbanded itself for lack of able-bodied members after commemorating for the last time on Tuesday Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery, closing a 62-year-old tradition.

Lester Tenney, 88, commander of the organization American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, told the Washington Post as few as 100 or so survivors of the World War II Death March were still alive and none had the energy or inclination to lead the group he has headed since May.

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