Hiroo Onoda

From The New York Times


Hiroo Onoda, an Imperial Japanese Army officer who remained at his jungle post on an island in the Philippines for 29 years, refusing to believe that World War II was over, and returned to a hero’s welcome in the all but unrecognizable Japan of 1974, died Thursday at a Tokyo hospital, the Japanese government said. He was 91.

On a related note, Robert and Mira are enjoying (for lack of a better word) the audiobook version of Unbroken, A World War Two Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, Lauren Hillenbrand, 2010. They listen each night for about 5 minutes . . .