Corporal Shoichi Shimada
(Age 30 in 1944) Posted to the small tropical island of Lubang Island, which is approximately seventy-five miles southwest of Manila in the Philippines. Shortly after Americans landed, all but four of the Japanese soldiers had either died or surrendered. The group of four also included 2nd Lt. Hiroo Onda, Private Yuichi Akatsu and Private Kinshichi Kozuka.
In June of 1953 was shot in the leg during a shootout with some fishermen. Onoda nursed him back to health, but on May 7, 1954, Shimada was killed instantly from a shot fired by another search party sent in to find the men.
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