WW II Death March Survivor Honored

By: John Tyson
By: John Tyson

The last American survivor of the Bataan Death March was honored on Friday at the annual POW/MIA Recognition Day breakfast, held at John Ascuaga's Nugget in Sparks.

George Small was captured by the Japanese when the Philippines fell in 1942. He survived the infamous Death March, which killed thousands of American prisoners...and he spent the entire war in a Japanese labor camp.

In addition to being the last survivor of the Death March, Veterans Officials believe that, at age 98, he might be be the oldest living former prisoner of war in the country.

About 30 former prisoners of war dating from World War II to Korea to Vietnam attended the event.

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