Bataan Death March Survivor to Visit WSU

OGDEN, Utah -- Utahn Harry Poole, one of the few living survivors of the notorious Bataan Death March of World War II, will visit Weber State University on April 17, in conjunction with a lecture by author James W. Parkinson.

Poole’s story is featured in the book “Soldier Slaves” co-authored by Parkinson and Lee Benson. “Soldier Slaves” chronicles the ongoing legal battles former POWs have engaged in, seeking restitution from Japanese companies that used them as slave laborers during the war.

Parkinson and Poole’s presentation will be held April 17 at 6 p.m. in WSU’s Shepherd Union Room 316. The event is free to the public.

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Contact:
Leah Murray, assistant political science professor
801-626-6695 • lmurray@weber.edu
Author:
John Kowalewski, director of Media Relations
801-626-7212 • jkowalewski@weber.edu