Cardenas, Eloy 1998-06-05

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Eloy Cardenas discusses his experience at a Japanese prisoner of war camp.

General Interview Information

Interviewee Name: Eloy Cardenas

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Date: June 5, 1998

Location: Earth, Texas

Interviewer: Fred Allison

Length: 1 hour


Tape 1: Cardenas, Eloy, b. in Aspringer, New Mexico, 1941, joined the U. S. Army, Stationed at the Philippines, Duties, Family, Farmers, Education, Only got through 5th grade, Army (again), Drafted, Locations, Hispanics, Were not treated differently, Ranks, Guns, Members of his group, Duties (again), Philippines, Japanese invasion, Clark Field bombing, Commanders, Japanese prisoner of war camps, Cruelties of prisoners, Death March, Japanese prisoner of war camps (again), Experiences, Duties (again), Carry water for a mile for Japanese, Food, Buildings , What helped him make it through the camp, Experiences, Sickness, Food (again), News from outside, Returning to the United States, Discharged in 1946, Afterthoughts

Range Dates: 1941-1998

Bulk Dates: 1941-1946

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