POW Rock

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billt on November 12, 2007

Even though I am young enough to be an older son of the brave men who fought at Wake Island against the Japanese, my only regret is that I wasn't there to help them. To fight with them, side by side. To me the true tragedy of Wake Island is the sad fact that every single man who survived that battle did not receive the Congressional Medal Of Honor. How we forget the truly brave! These fine soldiers should NEVER BE FORGOTEN. Never! William A. Till

CATHUNTER on October 6, 2008

I totally agree with William Till. These brave soldiers should get the Medal of Honor. My uncle also fought the Japanese from Pearl Harbor all through the South Pacific. He was only 19 years old. He put his life on the line to protect this great country we have. He was one on the lucky ones who made it back alive. Let us never forget the blood that was poured out for our Freedom that we have today. Brian Frazier

world@war on October 30, 2008

i agree with both william and brian because i have studied all the savagery that the Japs inflicted on us in the pacific and all the hundreds of thousands of american and british soldiers who fought and died in the pacific, asia, and even in the heart of fortress europa. i am also proud that even though half my family was italian, my grandfather was never fascist and he revolted against the italians amongst all the other partisans. but that was nothing compared to what our boys faced out in the pacific. I truly think that anyone on the Philippines, Wake, Pearl, Guadalcanal, Bouginville, Iwo Jima, and anywhere else, they should be commended for all they have done for us. I just wish i could be among those young men who gave their lives for the country they love.

DRDouthit on December 29, 2008

I agree with all of the above. During WW@ the Japanese were just as cold as the Germans. Their slave labor camps worked their captives until they literally fell over dead. Mitsubishi being amongst the worst of the slave labor camps. Then you got the hell ships that ferries the POWs to new locations for forced labor. As far as I am concerned the people that fought on wake Island, Military and Civilian alike deserve the medal of honor or the Medal of Freedom. Depending on what group they fell under. I believe that the only reason they did not get those medals is because the government would have had to pay them "x" amount of dollars for the rest of their lives. It never ceases to amaze me that they will vote to give them selves raises and bonuses of a gross nature yet when someone does something like the battle on wake island. It gets forgotten or over looked by the government. That to me is a seriously disgrceful act.

Terranerminator on April 8, 2009

I had never heard of Pow rock, or the war that i suppose happened here but I'd learned a lot just by reading your comments on this historical place and I have to truly say that I think the passion that you guys withhold for our country is beautiful and I totally agree with DR's comment of the governments discracefulness.

micheller on April 11, 2010

i think that young people today dont know what our grandparents did for our freedom and how close we came, especially in uk to being invaded. i think churchill was spot on saying never was so much owed by so many to so few. we should never forget these brave people

Sundance1991 on July 22, 2010

The Japanese Admiral who said "I fear we have awakened a sleeping giant", really didn't know the size of that giant or the resolve of the people from the land of the giant. Wake Island was just a small part of the war but the few defenders of the island put up one HELL of a fight. To all those defenders, "Thank you for all you went through. "GOD BLESS AND KEEP EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU."

Ιωάννα Παπαμιχαήλ on September 16, 2011

it's so sad this place! OK, it's nice but?? it's so cursed place.. he's Dead so many people here..

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