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Published June 23, 2010, 02:45 PM

WWII veteran tells his story of the Bataan Death March

Moorhead, Minn. (WDAY TV) - It's a piece of history that is painful to remember, but can't be forgotten: The Bataan Death March during World War 2.

By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY

Tonight at Moorhead High, About 150 people got to hear about the horrors from a man who lived them. Colonel Glenn Frazier joined the army at 16. He spent 3 and a half years fighting for his life in a Japanese POW camp, witnessing murders and torture.

He was given little food and water. He ended up marching for 6 days and 7 nights seeing thousands of people die. He's written a book called Hell's Guest and is telling his story to preserve history.

“It might have been a little bit different, but we were told to surrender and go to a certain place and give up.”

75-thousand prisoners of war captured by the Japanese took part in the Bataan Death March.