Jim was held at the infamous Cabanatuan POW camp run by the Japanese Army on the island of Luzon. It's liberation by U.S. Army Rangers, Filipino Scouts and guerrillas is depicted in the film The Great Raid (2005).
Mrs. Helen Minoto:
Have they gone?
Jim Fletcher: They've left the building, but they may be back.
Mrs. Helen Minoto: You'd better wait a few minutes.
Jim Fletcher: I owe you an apology... Why did you help me?
Mrs. Helen Minoto: You said you were in trouble. I knew they weren't the police.
Jim Fletcher: I'm sorry I had to upset Johnny.
Mrs. Helen Minoto: Oh? He'll go to ...
While hiding out from his pursuers in an apartment, Jim notices a citation for a Distinguished Service Cross that states the sergeant was in the 442nd Infantry Division. It should read the 442nd Infantry Regiment (or the 442nd Regimental Combat Team). Made up mostly of Japanese-Americans, it fought in Europe and became the most-decorated regiment in U.S. Army history. The unit's exploits are dramatized in the film Go for Broke! (1951).
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