The Lamao World War II Memorial Site in Limay, Bataan

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At this site on April 9, 1942, Major General Edward P. King, Jr., commander of the USFIP Luzon forces, surrendered his command to the Colonel Motoo Nakayama, the senior operations officer of the 14th Army under Lieutenant General Masaharu Homma, overall commander of the Japanese forces invading the Philippines.

Lamao WWII Memorial Site in Limay, BataanFaced with slaughter of over 75,000 men, General King showed great courage by his decision to end the blood bath. Fearing a possible court martial for his actions, General King, knowing that his troops were disease-ridden and starving, and that a continued resistance was futile, opted to save the lives of men.

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