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Samuel Robert Owens diary entries

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  • S.R. Owens TM 1/C U.S.Navy Well I am here in Bilibid in the hospital after being a prisoner of war twenty months and I’m still going strong, I never would have thought we would been here in this status this long because we have the richest and most productive nation in the world behind us, but I expect to see them some day. The Americans that I have come in contact with as prisoners of war have taught me much. I have learned to cook to sew my own clothes and many other things that I was dependent on some one else for. Some substitutes that I have used for common commodities have even amazed me. This episode, I do believe, will help me in later life to appreciate the smaller things in life that I always took for granted before the war started. Samuel Robert Owens