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Capt. Lyle L. Gordon
Maj. Albert Brown
105 years old from Pinckneyville, Illinois
Oct. 26, 1905 – Aug. 14, 2011
U.S. Army
At 105 years old, Albert Brown was the oldest living living survivor of the Bataan Death March.

In April of 1942, then Capt. Brown and 70,000+ American and Filipinos were marched 66 miles to POW camps on the Bataan peninsula in the Philippines with little food or water. Many were beaten and killed along the way and left where they fell. “One 18-year-old I knew, he fell down,” Mr. Brown said. “A guard came along and put a gun to his head, pulled the trigger and walked away.”

Capt. Brown spent 3 years as a POW where he was beaten; thrown down stairs, seriously injuring his back; and struck in the neck by a rifle butt, causing a fracture. When he was finally freed he weighed just 90 pounds. “We were listed in groups of 10. If one escaped out of the 10, they eliminated the rest of them, killed them. So, at night, just before roll call, you tried to find out if your 10 were still there.”

You can read more about Maj. Albert Brown here

These brave men and women sacrifice so much in their lives just so others may get to enjoy freedom. For that I am proud to call them Hero.
Those Who Say That We’re In A Time When There Are No Heroes, They Just Don’t Know Where To Look

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2 thoughts on “Wednesday’s Hero”

  1. I just wanted to drop a note and tell you that I think your post idea about Heros is super cool. Not many bloggers do this. Yours is the first I have seen of it. Most of the WWII generation is dying off rapidly. If you still have any uncles who served in that era, be sure to ask them about their memories so that you can pass them down to the next generation.

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