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Inside barracks. Note woven bamboo walls, no windows, and mosquito netting over beds.

September 1941
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Army's notice to Mother confirming my capture, sent December 28, 1942.

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Card sent from Cabanatuan in 1942. Lines 1-4 were dictated lies. Mother received it August 1943.  - [back of item]
August 1943
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Card sent from Cabanatuan in 1943 when I was in better health, hence the more hopeful and flippant tone of the message.

1943
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Letter of recommendation given me dutifully by Major Fitch when I left for Japan. I actually worked for him in late 1942.

March 5, 1944
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My diary, mainly for keeping track of my men transferred elsewhere or dead. Made from a Philippine grade-school notebook covered with cardboard from a Red Cross box.

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Typical diary entries. Small, darker numbers, made after repatriation, mark survivors: 35 of 79 who left Fort Bliss.

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Japanese scrip given me in Bilibid on the way to Japan. We were supposed to be paid 20 pesos per month for our labors, but almost all of it went into various Japanese pockets.

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Contents and label of a box that I received in Bilibid on March 24, 1944. Mother mailed it on August 23, 1943. Note baseball.

March 24, 1944
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Card probably damaged in U.S. air raid. The two lines of Japanese say, "Prisoner of War Mail" with the censors' personal stamps, on the left, and "Post Card" on the right. In 1945, I had not received mail sent me two years before.  - [back of item]
January 4, 1945
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