by Joseph D. Lajzer
The story of the suffering of U.S. troops at the hands of the Japanese on the Bataan Death March in 1942 has been too soon forgotten by the American people for whom their sacrifice was made. Joe Lajzer, one of the survivors of this terrible experience, endured near starvation, hard labor, and torture as a prisoner in the Philippines and then on Formosa until his rescue in 1945. At age87, he is one of the dwindling number of men who still live to tell us what it was like, and remind us of what it means to be free.
Joe has spoken to schoolchildren and other groups and finds that too many people today have no idea of where Bataan is or what happened there in 1942. With the help of Alfred Evans and Raul Solis, he has put before us a story we should never forget. Of the many illustrations in the book, the photos of Joe before and after his imprisonment are startling evidence of what he endured.5-1/2 x 8-1/2, paper, xvi, 120 pp. ISBN 0-934955-50-6 Order from author: 9000 Floyd Curl Dr., San Antonio, TX 78240