I have ended my research regarding the POWS due to declining
health. As such, I have transferred all my electronic records,
data sets and web site management to two most trusted researchers,
(Hillsbore, OR) and Dwight Rider (Manassas, VA).
All of my physical records, memoirs,
interviews, memorabilia and over 500 books, along with duplicates
of the electronic records, have been given to the Hoover Institution
Archives at Stanford University.
It has been a joy to work with
these most gallant of men and women. . . the prisoners of the
Japanese. I have endeavored to document the camps and to present
evidence of exactly what happened to our prisoners. I leave it
to others to make judgments and rationalizations of the actions
of the Japanese.
Few will ever have the opportunities
I have had to meet so many authentic heroes from all of our Allies.
They have enriched my life as they were my boyhood heroes. I
know that Wes and Dwight will continue the work and that you
all can turn to them for help.
Any cash donations would always
be welcomed as both are full time working men (I was retired)
and hence their volunteer efforts are just that... volunteer.
As I depart, I wish you all continued
success in researching your family's heroes and to write their
story. It is only in writing that history is preserved and the
POWs are truly honored.