Private Kinshichi Kozuka
Born - 1922
Killed - October 19, 1972
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, Corporal Shoichi Shimada, Private Yuichi Akatsu and Private Kinshichi Kozuka. Killed by two shots fired by Filipino police on October 19, 1972 when Kozuka and Hiroo Onoda burned rice that had been collected by farmers, as part of their guerillia activities.
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