Come With Us

For two hours the sound truck howled Japanese into the silent bamboo and sword grass of southern Guam's jungle. Suddenly from the green wall emerged a chubby, medium-sized young man, blinking in the sun. While U.S. officers watched, the Jap trudged up the hill and saluted. Ten months after the U.S. recapture of Guam, the last Japanese officer was willing to talk surrender.

Asked the Americans with a face-saving phrase: did the officer "wish to come with us?" Said the officer, after considerable discussion, he would consider it. "Come-with-us" day was set and the Jap returned to the jungle. Nine...

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