Brian Kagen pick: “Hiroo Onoda” from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

“Second Lieutenant Hiroo Onoda is a former Japanese army intelligence officer who fought in World War II, and did not surrender until 1974, having spent almost thirty years holding out in the Philippines.”

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  1. “Hell to Pay” by Giangreco and published by the US Naval Institute is instructive. The Economist just published the obituary of a survivor of both A-bomb strikes who died at age 93 recently. After being blasted into a potato field and seriously burned at Hiroshima, he picked himself up and tried to continue to work. There was another holdout a few years ago who only surrendered when his anti-colonialist allies, the Malaysian communist guerrillas lost their Thai logging license and had to give it up.

  2. Great pick.

    I wish I was half the man he is.

  3. A true samurai.

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