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Oldest Survivor of the Bataan Death March Has Died - Albert Brown

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  1. Slipdigit

    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    https://www.warhistoryonline.com/war-articles/oldest-survivor-bataan-death-march-dies-105.html

    Albert Brown was told by his doctor that he wouldn’t live to see his 50thbirthday. The strain of years spent in a Japanese labor camp during World War II, and the toll of the infamous Bataan Death March that led there, were too much for his body. But Brown lived to be 105, the embodiment of the power of a positive attitude no matter what the odds.

    story continues in link.
     
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    LRusso216 Graybeard Staff Member Patron  

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    Amazing story. You never can tell what's next. Thanks Jeff.
    RIP.
     
  3. Skipper

    Skipper Kommodore

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    May he rest in peace :poppy:
     
  4. dna

    dna New Member

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    A great story of an indomitable spirit and strong constitution. It sounds like he was able to build a happy life over time. I knew some of his compatriots who didn't do so well and struggled all their lives to overcome the physical and emotional scares they carried.
     
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    Amazing story indeed! RIP :poppy:
     
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    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    One of a kind.
     
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    TD-Tommy776 Man of Constant Sorrow

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    Living 105 years is almost 2 lifetimes for many, and to do it after enduring so much at the age of 40 is incredible. Stories like Dr. Brown's often have one word in common: Hope.

     
  9. Old blood and guts

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    I'm afraid they don't make guys like that anymore
     
  10. A-58

    A-58 Cool Dude

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    Well at least his "last march" ended up going to a nice place. He sure deserved it.
     
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    "Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me." Psalm 23:4
    May he rest in eternal peace..........
     

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