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Japan’s last WWII straggler dies at 91

Japan’s last WWII straggler dies at 91

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Hiroo Onoda

By Elaine Kurtenbach
Associated Press

TOKYO (AP) – Hiroo Onoda, the last Japanese imperial soldier to emerge from hiding in a jungle in the Philippines and surrender, 29 years after the end of World War II, has died. He was 91.

Onoda died Jan. 16 at a Tokyo hospital after a brief stay there. Chief government spokesman Yoshihide Suga expressed his condolences, praising Onoda for his strong will to live and indomitable spirit. Read the full story

Posted in Vol 33 No 5 | 1/25-1/31, World NewsComments (0)

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