By Robert John Zagar
I must begin with my family of course. My father on his deathbed revealed to my brother and my sister that he served in the “special forces” behind enemy lines during the war. He was sworn to secrecy. Anthony traveled by ship, airplane, train, and pack mule from Great Lakes Naval Base to the area north of the
[caption id="attachment_27211" align="alignnone" width="350"]My Parents[/caption]
He was part of an air force, navy, marine, and army elite unit that cooperated with the Royal Chinese Army in resisting the Japanese onslaught. At first there were only weather reports but later Japanese troop and navy movements were reported by radio to American and British forces to target for destruction. The unit was so successful that the Japanese Army put a multi-million dollar bounty on each “special forces” member (today’s equivalent would be thirty to forty million US dollars).