In three years Shigero Arimoto had seen seven of his companions commit
suicide. He had started to take his own life on three separate
occasions, but each time the thought of his seven children stopped him.
Last week, lonely and desperate, Private Arimoto came out of hiding and
surrendered to the U.S. conquerors of Guam. Thus he learned that the
war was over.
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