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#tbt Quote 2/2 “They (the Japanese) didn't feed us at all and we were in the hot sun. I don't have a hip anymore because the joint is rotten from the march and my diet. The Japanese would make Filipino women hide behind trees and tell us they could help us escape. Behind the tree or a building would be the Japanese soldiers waiting for us if we tried to get away. When an American soldier would go over there to that woman saying they could help them, the Japanese would execute both of them. I saw a pregnant lady behind the building step out once and by then we all knew it was a trick. The Japanese soldier saw that we weren't going to fall for it so they slit her belly open in front of us. They didn't value human life.”—SSG Alfred Haws (Army, WWII Veteran)
Picture: Alfred lays on a heating pad to minimize the pain in his hip where the bone has completely deteriorated.