HEROES: Full Circle

As he walked out, gaunt and shaken, to surrender Corregidor, Lieut. General Jonathan M. Wainwright did not feel like a hero. As a prisoner of Japan he did not feel like one, either. "Skinny" Wainwright, who could remember the bugle-bright traditions of the U.S. cavalry, learned a dingier drill—to remove his shoes when entering buildings, to bow to his captors. He was allowed no news. Lonely and aging, he could only wonder about how the war was going, and what the nation and the Army thought about him—if they ever did think...

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