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Parade of the Dead: A U.S. Army Physician's Memoir of Imprisonment by the Japanese, 1942-1945

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Imprisoned by the Japanese in 1942, Lieutenant John Bumgarner, US Army Medical Corps, attempted to care for the survivors of the Bataan Death March. A lack of medical supplies, coupled with poor diet and unsanitary living conditions, made the task virtually impossible. His powerful story is a strong reminder of the brutality of war and captivity.
Paperback, 212 pages
Published February 1st 2004 by McFarland & Company (first published April 1st 1995)
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Author John R. Bumgarner, M.D., a North Carolina native who passed away a few years ago, was for many years a cardiologist in my local community, which added to my interest in his WWII memoir.

Following graduation from the Medical College of Virginia in 1939 Bumgarner began his internship and also became an officer in the Army Medical Corps reserve. In summer of 1940 he was directed to active duty believing his service might last a year. He took his long distance mission to the Philippines in str
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