January 17th, 2014
01:44 PM ET

Japan soldier who didn't surrender dies

Hiroo Onoda, a Japanese soldier who refused to stop fighting World War II until the 1970s, has died in Tokyo at the age of 91.

During the war, Onoda was sent to the small island of Lubang in the western Philippines to spy on U.S. forces in the area.

He ended up remaining there, eking out a life in the jungle, until 1974, nearly three decades after Japan surrendered.

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  1. MI Snowman

    3 decades? I guess he didn't get the memo.

    January 17, 2014 at 4:16 pm | Report abuse |
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  2. banasy©

    This guy had to be the most dedicated soldier ever...

    January 17, 2014 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    Maybe he just liked it there!

    January 17, 2014 at 7:47 pm | Report abuse |
  4. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Well, since they saw fit to delete my original post yesterday, let's go a different route.

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    January 18, 2014 at 10:57 am | Report abuse |
  5. chrissy

    Lol @ bobcat! New twist to captain funny huh? And as for the topic, the culture in his country is you must "save face"! Maybe this man felt that to the very core of his being! And to save face he didnt physically surrender!

    January 18, 2014 at 12:28 pm | Report abuse |
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  7. bobcat (in a hat)©

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    January 19, 2014 at 1:38 pm | Report abuse |
  8. bobcat (in a hat)©

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    Because I'm not a Seahawks fan,' she replied.
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    "Then," Janie smiled, 'I'd be a Seahawks fan.'

    January 19, 2014 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  9. chrissy

    Lmao yup @ bobcat i still get a good chuckle everytime you tell that joke! Thank you!

    January 19, 2014 at 5:06 pm | Report abuse |
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    Good Evening chrissy, did your team win the game. I am bummed, I lost $500 on the game.

    January 19, 2014 at 7:35 pm | Report abuse |
  11. chrissy

    Good evening to you also @ Kenny. I was blocked from responding earlier sorry. I didnt have a team tho lol. And you learned your lesson i hope.

    January 19, 2014 at 10:12 pm | Report abuse |
  12. banasy©

    How amusing that Rawr mentioned the two Super Bowl teams in his jokes....

    January 19, 2014 at 10:39 pm | Report abuse |
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