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Hiroo Onoda, The Loneliest Soldier

May 2, 2012

Japanese Officer Hiroo Onoda Surrenders 1974 Photograph

A testament to the truly devastating effects of war, Japanese soldier Hiroo Onoda fought a guerilla war—alone—in the forbidding jungles of the Philippines’ Lubang Island for nearly 30 years following the end of Word War II. Read more about this mystifying character here.