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Old January 25th, 2012, 12:13 PM   #1
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Shoichi Yokoi; Hiding from WW2 in Guamfor 28 years. What a guy

This guy deserves a mention...

BBC News - Shoichi Yokoi, the Japanese soldier who held out in Guam
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Old January 25th, 2012, 12:24 PM   #2

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A Wiki article

[ame=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_holdout]Japanese holdout - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia[/ame]
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Old January 25th, 2012, 07:11 PM   #3

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Hiroo Onoda who held out until 1974 on a Philippine island wrote an account of his ordeal.

No surrender: my thirty-year war - Hiroo Onoda, Charles S Terry - Google Books

A very interesting read with loads of great wilderness survival tips, but it can be quite hard to understand his mindset, at least from a western perspective.
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Old January 25th, 2012, 08:50 PM   #4

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Makes me wonder how many died holding out in jungles as the years passed. Those are tropical or subtropical climates, so a body wouldn't last long.
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