Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Japanese Soldier Who Fought On After the War Dies-- Part 2

The Japanese government looked for them but finally declared them officially dead after a nine-year search. In 1972, Onodo and the other surviving soldiers got into a shoot-out with Philippine troops and the others were killed.

Onodo escaped.

This made big news in Japan and his family members went to the Philippines to talk him into surrender, but Onodo continued to fight on, believing it was all lies.

It wasn't until his former commander returned in 1974 and ordered him to surrender, that World War II was finally over for Hiroo Onodo. He related, "I was just carrying out my orders." He became quite a hero in Japan.

No Surrtender Onodo. --GreGen

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