This is an incredible thread. Thx to all for posting. I just spent 3 weeks overseas with a colleague who I found out was born during the war in the Philipines. His parents were missionaries in the southern islands when the Japonese came. They went into the hills and hid for quite some time and then one day they got caught. He and his whole family were interned at a camp for the rest of the war. Amazingly they all survived, and although young, remembers quite a bit from his time in the POW camp. He didn't share a lot, and I didn't push for stories, but I thought it was really cool that here was a friend and coworker who lived through some of the scariest times the Philipino people have had to endure. His parents continued to serve their after the war for quite some time. I will ask him if he would be interested in documenting his stories and those of his family here.