The defeat, though, was only the beginning. From April 1942 until the Japanese surrendered in August 1945, the prisoners of war experienced unparalleled cruelty and savagery at the hands of their enemy.
According to Greene County History 1885-1989, three servicemen, Carl Vest, Arnold Combs, and Gerald Moffett suffered the inhumanity of the sixty-five mile Bataan Death March. Arnold Combs and Gerald Moffett spent over three years in Japanese prison camps. Sgt. Carl Vest died while a POW at Mukden. He is buried at Walnut Grove cemetery in Greene county.
To learn more about the Bataan Death March:
Tears in the Darkness: The story of the Bataan Death March and its aftermath by Michael and Elizabeth Norman 940.54 Nor. This title is also available on audio CDBook 940.54 Nor