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Oldest Bataan Marcher, But Not the Last

By on 8.19.11 | 4:21PM

Aaron's otherwise wonderful tribute to a now-deceased Bataan Death March veteran is slightly off. As my friend Kate notes, Mr. Brown was the oldest, but not the last: There are other remaining survivors:

Mr. Brown is clearly an American hero - as are the remaining American survivors of the Death March, including the remarkable Ben Steele, who, though he hesitates to buy green bananas these days, is still very much alive. In fact, the American Survivors of Bataan and Corregidor still meet annually, though their numbers are dwindling. Mr. Brown, indeed, was the oldest survivor.

I wrote about Ben Steele here and here.

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