Listen To A World War II Veteran Tell A Harrowing Story Of Survival


AARP has released a video of World War II veteran Phil Hollywood telling his story of survival during the Battle of Surigao Strait.

The description of the video from AARP is, “During the U.S.-led invasion of the Philippines in October 1944, a fleet of Japanese battleships attempted to run the 47-mile Surigao Strait in an effort to spoil the Allied landing at Leyte Gulf, but United States 7th Fleet Support force and the USS Melvin with Phil Hollywood onboard were standing in their way.”

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