Some years back my involvement in matters involving Corregidor brought me into contact with two curious cousins. I'd known Peter Parsons for a few years already, and Lou Jurika (known as Joe Rica on Corregidor, but that's another story) was visiting him. Both were visiting Corregidor at the time. It's not really relevant here how I got involved with their research into Richard Sakakida, but I got willingly caught in their efforts to expose the truth of why it was that a American Nisei who had worked with the Kempeitai, that scurrilous Japanese equivalent of the Gestapo, had managed to have a noteworthy career post-war working with the U.S. Army Intelligence Corps. Had the Army agent become a turncoat, or had he always remained a patriot? Or was he always and ever just one of life's supreme opportunists?
The Sakakida story is a series of short vignettes, like pieces of a jigsaw. Taken individually, they don't seem definitive, but the more pieces you assemble, the more curious the picture becomes.
A Philippine Odyssey is a short introduction indicating why the Jurika and Parsons families will intersect with Sakakida, and why it is that a generation later, Lou and Peter have managed to assemble the picture of a turncoat spy, and literary fraudster.
robert2010: I do not know who dug tunnels under Middleside but I have read accounts of men sheltering there during the siege.
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Deleted: how do i get back to the home page to keep looking for info of the pi
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Deleted: how do i post info on here
Mar 16, 2022 11:32:38 GMT 8
Jazz: Has anyone ever tried finding Pantingan River massacre sites? I'm taking a little stroll over there sometime in the next week, in the trail past Liyang (I see a junction of a trail that might descend from the ridge to the 4th bend of the river)
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chadhill: usarmy1979: try browsing thru the General Board threads for instructions on how to post.
Mar 27, 2022 20:26:40 GMT 8
California - Bob: That was an "awesome read", I like what you are doing! Carry on Sir.
Mar 29, 2022 4:41:43 GMT 8
California - Bob: I forgot to mention that I kind of stumbled here because I was interested in the progress of the Carpas-Botolan Road. You must be in good health with all the walking you've done. Again, I enjoyed your Journeys and thank you ALL for your service. Bob
Mar 29, 2022 4:44:48 GMT 8
California - Bob: Dear Mr. Welteke: Since you have trekked all around Botolan, Zambales "and more", it is time to mention that my (asawa) wife is from Botolan. I was there in the early 2000's, and I "do" plan to return once the virus calms down more. Salamut. Bob/Kano
Mar 29, 2022 5:50:43 GMT 8
fortman: I hope that this is the right thread. Does any one know how the 155m GPFs were moved on to the panama mounts? Were special ramps used or were they lifted on using a crane?
Jun 7, 2022 2:14:03 GMT 8
fortman: I hope that this is the appropriate thread! Does anyone know how the 155mm GPFs were moved on to the panama mounts? Were ramps used or were they lifted by crane? Thanks. Fortman
Jun 7, 2022 2:16:21 GMT 8
EXO: OK GUYS - I HAVE REDUCED OUR MEMBERSHIP DOWN TO 82, ON A "LESS IS MORE" BASIS. THERE WAS TOO MUCH DEADWEIGHT. ANYONE WHO HASN'T MADE THEIR FIRST POST WITHIN A FEW MONTHS MAY HAVE THEIR MEMBERSHIP DELETED.
Jun 16, 2022 16:38:46 GMT 8
batteryboy: GPFs were mounted via ramps to the Panama Mounts. No need for cranes
Jun 16, 2022 16:38:46 GMT 8
fortman: Hi Batteryboy. Thanks for the feedback on the panama mounts. It is as I thought, but have never seen a photo of the ramps being used. Regards.
Jul 9, 2022 22:57:31 GMT 8
one50: Good to see everyone..it's been a while.
Nov 16, 2022 13:45:10 GMT 8
Peter J johnson: I am looking for the personell photo of my father STAFF SEARGENT CHRIS W. JOHNSON 2ND BTLN FCOMPANY 3RD SQUAD
Nov 18, 2022 5:48:29 GMT 8
one50: Peter, please register as a user for this forum and we can share info with you. I may have a photo with Chris in it. This "shoutbox" is not the place. Thanks
Nov 18, 2022 11:34:41 GMT 8
BusterS: Did anyone know my father, Harold Stanley, he was in D Bty, 462d, Headquarters Det I think? He passed many years ago and I have very few stories from him.
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