Atrocities

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“I can't give you men much advice. Just always remember you are American soldiers, and act like soldiers at all times. Someday our troops will be back. Use your heads, for godsake, and stick together — no matter what happens.”

 

— Captain Albert K. Fields

“Beyond Courage”

One incident of outright slaughter is the case of over 400 Filipino officers and men from various USAFFE units who were assembled together, tied to each other with wire, and executed with bayonets, one by one.

 

When a group of 200th Coast Artillery men arrived at Camp O'Donnell, they underwent a "shake down". Several of the men were found to have items of Japanese origin — a comb, a mirror, a coin perhaps — and were led away to be executed.