A southern Illinois man who survived the 65-mile forced World War II trek known as the Bataan Death March has died.Thank you for your service and your sacrifice, Mr. Brown.
Pyatt Funeral Home in Pinckneyville says Albert Brown was 105 when he died Sunday at the Friendship Manor nursing home in Nashville, Ill.
Brown was a Nebraska native who had been a dentist before the war. The artillery officer was among 78,000 prisoners of war that Japanese troops forced to walk from Bataan province near Manila to a POW camp in 1942.
Godspeed and God Bless.
Update: Wouldn't you know the Brits would do a lovely tribute to Albert Brown?