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This Happened—January 24: Shoichi Yokoi, World War II's Final Holdout

After U.S. forces captured the island of Guam during World War II, Japanese Sergeant Shoic Yokoi went missing in the jungle. When he was found 28 years later he was welcomed back to Japan as a hero.

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