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The Death Of My Last Colleagues (C. 1962 - 1964)

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An ordinary typhoon on Guam caused lots of rainfall for a few days. This typhoon had blown away the little food that he had gathered in the jungle. The author's underground shelter was thoroughly soaked. The author found his two companions dead, but could not ascertain the cause of their death. He sat beside the bodies of Shichi and Nakahata, clasped his hands and pledged to take their bomnes back to Japan. Their home was converted into a graveyard. After the death of Shichi and Nakahata, the author spent a further eight years on Guam in complete solitude. The author encouraged himself to live, thinking that he absolutely had to return to Japan by any means possible to report to the government about those tens of thousands of people who had perished in the battle on Guam and what a miserable defeat and what a deplorable death they experienced.

Keywords: foxtail grasses; Guam; Nakahata; Shichi



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