Army & Navy - Gold Stars

Weakened by disease and defeat, U.S. prisoners of war in Japanese camps are dying at the rate of 50 per 1,000 per year. Last week the War Department gave out the names of an additional 291, bringing the total since Bataan and Corregidor to 929 dead of such diseases as malaria, diphtheria, dysentery, pneumonia and beriberi.* Knowing the poor condition of the men who fought on Bataan, the War Department has made no charge of maltreatment. But the Surgeon General's Office thinks the death rate high.

* A disease caused by vitamin deficiency, commonly resulting...

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