A Bataan Survivor Ends One Journey And Begins Another





It ends today.

The last commander is tired. His old Army pals are worn out. They're sick, they're bent with age, they're disappearing from this Earth.

So Lester Tenney, the 88-year-old commander of a dwindling group of Bataan Death March and Japanese prison camp survivors, plans to commemorate Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery today for the last time, closing a 62-year tradition. The organization, American Defenders of Bataan and Corregidor, voted in May to officially disband next June for lack of able-bodied members.

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