Samuel Robert Owens from Bilibid Hospital

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Alexandra Mangum (Creator)
Western Carolina University (WCU )
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Brian Gastle

Abstract: The following pages are diary entries written by Samuel Robert Owens during a stay in hospital in Manila after twenty months of being a Prisoner of War. According to the Sylva Herald Ruralite from July 18th, 1945, the diary was found on Corregidor by the U.S. Navy after the island was liberated by U.S. Troops, and after Owens was transferred as a POW from the Philippines to Japan. The Navy found three entries and sent them home to his mother. The accompanying note the Navy sent spoke of hoping that all U.S. POWs would be liberated soon and that their country would not forget their great sacrifice.

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Language: English
Date: 2017

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