Good job Bob!
Good job Bob!
To clarify, the individual who brought the remains back was the father of my friend's colleague. At least his wife did not throw the remains in to the trash.
It was a different time in 1945. Both sides in the Pacific were brainwashed in to looking at the enemy as inferior and subhuman. Racism was also a large part of the problem. Unfortunately, I have seen sacks full of gold teeth taken by Allied soldiers from the mouths of the dying or the dead enemy. War is a horrible event that warps the humanity that most of us have. For some, it was an excuse for bad behavior.
LIFE'S LOSERS NEVER LEARN FROM THE ERROR OF THEIR WAYS.
Great contribution Bob and it was good that you stood your ground as who knows what would of happened to the remains. Good job Larry
It is not the size of a Collection in History that matters......Its the size of your Passion for it!! - Larry C
One never knows what tree roots push to the surface of what laid buried before the tree was planted - Larry C
“The farther back you can look, the farther forward you are likely to see.” - Winston Churchill
It`s a breath of fresh air to read a story of respect for another human being , whatever the circumstances ! Thanks Bob .
We are the Pilgrims , master, we shall go
Always a little further : it may be
Beyond that last blue mountain barred with snow
Across that angry or that glimmering sea...
Thanks for bringing this post back up Bob it just reassures my feelings that there are still honorable people left out there my hats off to you and your wife for your efforts in getting this vet back home and giving closure to the family he can now rest in piece.
Regards Mark K
Always on the look out for WW II Canadian Helmets and Cam nets to add to my collection.
Found a Canadian Mk II Medics Helmet and yes I know they are about as rare as hens teeth !!!!!
What a great story and I am happy the government officials in Japan followed through for the soldiers family. Bob your role was certainly a noble one!
Wonderful story Bob. Glad you shared this story with all of us. Funny how some things work out over time.
Rest in Peace!