Atmosphere in his Merrill’s Marauders unit when surrounded by Japanese soldiers

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They think well, we been talkin' and some people askin', How long this gonna be, last? And what gonna happen? And when gonna, 3rd Battalion gonna come rescue us, and those were things, then some pray, and I knew that, realize that no atheist in the combat, 'cause everybody prayed, see. And I prayed ABC, that is Allah, Buddha and Christ, I prayed everything, see, they hope that survive. And lotta Catholic in there, they use the hand motions and crying. And some people don't say anything and some go, well, crazy 'cause they're so scared and anxiety and everything else.

Date: December 17 & 18, 2003
Location: Washington, US
Interviewer: Alice Ito, Tom Ikeda
Contributed by: Denshō: The Japanese American Legacy Project.

merrill's marauders world war II

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