Today, on March 9, 1974 (Philippines):
On this day in 1974, World War 2 finally ended for Second Lieutenant ONODA Hirou, a Japanese Imperial Army Officer in Lubang, Philippines. After engaging guerrilla warfare with the sole order of ‘you are to continue fighting until we come back’ he continued to fight until given an order to surrender by his still living, superior officer.
He died January 16, 2014… I wonder if he was enshrined at Yasukuni for his service.
I would do injustice if I were to summarize the events of this wartime soldier. He wrote a book and instead of summarizing it like I normally do. Sells for about $15 for a paperback at a bookstore.
Read more @ http://abt.cm/1gafpq9
(top picture from totalheater.com ) (bottom picture from bbcimg.co.uk)