Greetings one and all. We met our group from Valor Tours at Ninoy Aquino International Airport yesterday morning, after their 3:30 A.M. landing. Tommy from Rajah Tours picked us up at our hotel, we went to their office near the airport for a small bus (20 seats), and then waited for a call from Archie alerting us that the guests were through customs. After breakfast at the Manila we took the Sun Cruises boat to Corregidor and Steve led a tour of the island.
Today most of the men are taking a banca ride around Corregidor and Ft. Drum, the “concrete battleship.” Then we will take the guests wherever they want to go the rest of the day. Tomorrow we head to Bataan for two days. After that we will go to Subic Bay, Clark Field, Camps O’Donnell and Cabanatuan, and finally spend two days in Manila.
If you would like us to take any pictures for you along the way, such as specific Death March kilometer markers or names on walls at the prison camps or the American Cemetery in Manila, now is the time to let us know. We will be checking our email whenever we can, but will not be writing another newsletter for at least a week.