Unsung Heroes (Hail of Bullets)

Catastrophe at Bataan Finished gallant stand First encounter made Those they fought Valiant With high forced tempo The infamous death March Kicking, beatings, stabbings Merciless guards Without food or water Not allowed to rest Constant molestations The heat intense Executions Bewildered men With loss of thousands Assembled in camps Emaciated corpses Depressed environment Deteriorating carcasses Malnutrition ailments Nightmare of captivity This condition is Hell General debilitation Repulsive smells Herded into holds Destination Japan Space inadequate Lack of oxygen Crazed by dehydration Shivering from cold Dying of pneumonia Or US torpedoes Humiliation Exhaustion No medication Inanition Deprivation Starvation Day of liberation Some fortunate survived Lived to tell their tales Traumatized for life No medal or promotion We must never forget All those unsung heroes Forever we're in debt