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the story of the heroic fight for Bataan and Corregidor in the Philippines.
Their librarian had been conducting extensive research, as part of a Mentoring Program between the Lewiston Police Department and her students. The research was for information on the war years of Camp Fukuoka 17 POW Wayne Petrie, the father of one of the police officers involved in the mentoring program. The result was the discovery of an area of history so neglected that it is almost to the point of being criminal. Adding injury to this obscurity was the neglect of the men of Bataan and Corregidor who fought so bravely, without food, weapons or supplies, to hold off a large portion of the Japanese Imperial Army for almost 5 months. Waiting for "help" that never came.
It was through this "unveiling of truths" that I, their
librarian knew the accounts of these heroes
I also hope that this site will continue to give our remaining veterans a chance to reach out
and reconnect with lost friends,
Although several students worked on the research, this
is the core of the group, along with their librarian,
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