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January 31, 2014
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Incredible stories of WWII jungle hideouts

News reports have just reached my desk about the death two weeks ago of a Japanese army officer who refused to believe that World War II was over and hid out in a Philippine jungle for 29 years before being discovered, and I believe that they and the remarkable stories of two other holdouts during the war will be of interest to readers of this column, particularly those who have served in the U.S. armed forces. On Jan. 16, former Imperial Japanese Army Second Lt. Hiroo Onoda, who eluded discovery from 1945 until 1974, died at the age of 91 …

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