In Three Rivers, Mass., where he was raised, Ronald Dorsey was a leader in the Young People's Association. Last week in Quezon City on the edge of Manila, blue-eyed, 20-year-old Ronald Dorsey was the Philippine army's most highly prized prisoner.

When Ronnie came to the Philippines in 1949 as a U.S. Army private, he expected to find life there exciting. He was bored by his duties as a clerk with the 29th Topographical Engineer Battalion at the U.S. Army base in Cavite. Last October Ronnie Dorsey and Benjamin Advincula, a Spanish-Filipino employee of...

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