At Camp O'Donnell
Every morning the prisoners had to salute to all of the soldiers and staff members. At Camp O'Donnell there was a lack of food and water. The Japanese were abusing the prisoners by having them work on the camp to make it better. The had to put a new water pumps in and build airfields also they had to construct a hospital. 23,000 prisoners died at Camp O'Donnell.
We met with some Survivors from the march. The first survivor was a guy named Ramon Gaerlan. He is 99 years old now. Ramon escaped from the March because the soldiers had him feed some horses during the march. Then Ramon escaped when the guards wern´t watching them.
Another Survivor is a guy named Ben Skadon. He is 99 years old. He has been doing the 8 1/2 march to honer the ones who died. Ben spent the next 3 years in captivity in the Philippines or in Japanese POW camps.
The last survivor we will be talking with is a guy named Gordon. He was Captured and had to march. He got hurt a lot in the legs. After the march he ended up in Japan because the soldiers were having a recommendation to go to Japan.
These are some people that survived the Bataan Death March