In conjunction with our last article about the Great Raid at Cabanatuan last year, we decided that it would be great to have a comprehensive historical read to commemorate the most successful POW rescue mission in U.S. military history.

Last January 30, Filipino and U.S. Armed Forces veterans remembered the moment where a historic brotherhood was born.

On January 30, 1945, United States Army Rangers, 6th Ranger Battalion, the Alamo Scouts, and Filipino Guerrillas banded together to liberate more than 500 allied prisoners of war (POW) in Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija, Philippines.

This comes after the Bataan Death March, a deadly and inhumane march where 80,000 American and Filipino troops and civilians were forced to walk 112km from Mariveles, Bataan to Camp O’Donnell, with only 54,000 making it through the grueling torture.