100 Reasons to Blog for Peace

Posted: Thursday, August 18, 2011 by Travis Cody in

Former US Army Captain Albert Brown, at 105 the oldest survivor of the Bataan Death March, died Sunday.  You may read more by clicking here, or by purchasing the book Forsaken Heroes of the Pacific War:  One Man's True Story, written by Kevin Moore and Don Morrow and published in 2011.  The book is based in part on Mr Brown's recollections of his time in Japanese captivity, recorded carefully on a canvas bag he kept with him throughout the ordeal.

I have written about the Bataan Death March.  You can read my 2011 commemorative post here.

The last official figure I found says that there are fewer than 70 survivors of the march left today.  It is the nature of time that they leave us.  One can hope that each man has found a measure of peace.

Reason 78:  Because I want to be part of a world in which no human being should ever again perpetrate such an atrocity on other human beings, nor have to endure the pain and life long memory of having such an atrocity perpetrated upon him.

Albert N. Brown
26 October 1905 - 15 August 2011
Rest, Sir, forever in the peace you earned

Photo Credits
  • The photo of Captain Brown at the top of this post is an undated family photo I pulled from the story online at the NY Times.
  • The photo below is of Mr Brown in 2005 with several ROTC members, credit to AP/The Southern Illinoisan, Ceasar Maragni.


  1. Mr Brown did inded serve his time in hell surviving the death march proves that.

  1. Akelamalu says:

    Hear, hear, Trav.x