I purchased a small, privately printed book entitled "The Long Dark Road" by Brigadier General Wm. E. Brougher, Copyright 1946 By The Author (Gen. Brougher). It was autographed by the author "For A. F. Garford with best wishes" and signed by General Brougher who was a Lt. Colonel in the Philippines when the Japanese invaded. He led the 11th Division Philippine Army resisting the Japanese fighting continuously until the surrender of American and Filipino forces the night of April 9, 1942. In the almost three and one half years from the date of that surrender he and the other prisoners of the Japanese were severely, cruelly treated, moved from Camp O'Donnell to three Japanese prisons on Formosa and eventually to Manchuria by way of Japan. His book recounts his and his fellow prisoners' experiences at the hands of the Japanese military and is dedicated to three other US Army Colonels Moses, Noble, and Moran from his 11th Division who were martyrs executed by the Japanese. The book contains General Brougher's postwar photo and a photo of imprisoned American generals and five of their Japanese captors. In his book, he recounts how Colonel Paul Bunker who was an All American football player was singled out for especially cruel treatment because he had been strong and athletic compared to his smaller Japanese captors. Colonel Bunker died of a starvation diet, beri beri, and acute edema at the hands of the Japanese though a hero of
American and Filipino resistance at Bataan and Corrgidor. General Brougher's recounting in verse of Colonel Bunker's fate ends with these words: "Buried with paupers in enemy sod---Son of America, favored of God!"