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POW Camp Sites and Death March Markers
Feb 25th, 2008, 2:02am
 
Magandang Umaga and Gabi to All,

I would like to ask all of you as to how I may be able to find a guide to show me the POW camps and "death march" route.  I have a great interest because as I have been told by my mother and grandmother that my grandfather, who was a filipino in the US Navy and was a machinist mate on the admiral's yatch, was in Corrogidor when she fell to the japanese.  He also endured and survived the "death march".  I will be visiting Manila at the end of March 2008.  I would like to try and visit and pay my respect to the heroes who perished in the POW camp
and the "death march".  I would greatly appreciate any  information you may be able to provide.

Maraming Salamat,

Arnold Arca
CW2 (Retired)
US Army
arnold.arca@gmail.com
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Re: POW Camp Sites and Death March Markers
Reply #1 - Feb 25th, 2008, 11:31am
 
Only the troops who were captured when Bataan was surrendered were on the Death March.  If your grandfather was captured on Corregidor, that surrender took place one month after the Death March and he would not have taken part in it.   Editor
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Re: POW Camp Sites and Death March Markers
Reply #2 - Feb 25th, 2008, 2:06pm
 
Hello Arnold,
The Corregidor prisoners had their own mini "death march" along Dewey Blvd (present day Roxas Blvd). Maybe that's the "death march" that your mother and grandmother were referring to.

Not sure if you've previously visited Corregidor but it would be nice to visit it as well.

Regards,
Victor
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