Apology to WW II POW finally comes


“I took him to lunch and said, ‘call this lady,’” recalled Chamberlain’s daughter, Becky. “She said ‘we are going to Japan.’” The American Defenders of Bataan and Corrigedor, a memorial society, had contacted Becky with the invitation.

“There were ten of us on this trip.” Said Becky. Chamberlain was the only living U.S. POW among surviving relatives of six other POWs to make the trip.

“The only thing they could give him were the dates of his capture and his liberation,” said Becky.

There are no surviving Japanese men or guards from that camp. Some had been court-ma...

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