SECOND LIETUENANT HIROO ONODA
2nd Lieutenant Onoda Hiroo (born 1922) is a Japanese army intelligence officer who was stationed on Lubang Island in the Philippines. He was there when it was over-run by US forces in Feb. 1945 towards the conclusion of WW2. Most of the Japanese troops were slain or captured by American forces. Onoda and several other men however, hid in the dense jungle.
for 29 years Onoda refused to surrender, dismissing every attempt to convince him that the war was over as a ruse. Plans dropped flyers and newspapers to him to prove the war was over and even messages from his family over loud speakers, but he thought it was American propoganda. He continued his campaign, living in the mountains with a small band of men, some of whom abandoned him and others who were killed, leaving him alone in the mountain. In 1960, Onoda was declared legally dead in Japan.
Found by a Japanese student, Onoda still refused to believe that the war was over until he received orders to lay down his arms from his superior officer. In 1974 the Japanese gov't located Onada's commanding officer, who had since become a bookseller. He went to Lubang and ordered Onoda to surrender. Lt. Onoda emerged from the jungle 29 years after the end of WW2, and accepted the order of surrender in his dress uniform and sword with his 25 calibre rifle still in operating condition, 500 rounds of ammunition and several hand grenades.
Though he had killed some 30 Philippine inhabitants of the island and engaged in several shoot-outs with the police, the circumstances of these events were taken into consideration, and Onoda received a pardon from President Ferdinand Marcos.
After his surrender, Onoda moved to Brazil, where he became a cattle farmer. He released an autobiography "No Surrender: My 33 year War," shortly after his surrender, detailing his life as a guerrilla fighter in a war that was long over. He revisited Lubang Island in 1996, donating $10,000 for the local school on Lubang. Onoda is still alive today.
NOTE: Lt. Onoda was ashamed of being so stupid after so many years of the war being over, but once back in Japan he was hailed as a hero and still is regarded highly to this day.
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If you type in "Google" then when it comes up, put in "Biography of Lieutenant Onoda" and there are several sites on this man. Very interesting reading.
In order from lowest to highest Private- private first class- specialist- corporal- sergeant - staff sergeant - sergeant first class - gunnery sergeant - first sergeant - master sergeant - sergeant major - command sergeant major - sergeant major of the army - warrent officer - cheif warrent officer 2 - cheif warrent officer 3 - cheif warrent officer 4 - cheif warrent officer 5 - second lieutenant - first lieutenant - captain - major - liuetenant colonel - colonel - brigadier general - lieutenant general - major general -general - general of the army - those are all of the ranks for U.S. ARMY soldiers
It is in the deleted scene "The Lake" of We Were Soldiers. and the Sgt's name is McDoon i believe.
Lowest - Private Lance Corporal Corporal Sergeant Company Sgt.Major Reg Sgt.Major Second Lieutenant Lieutenant Captain Major Lieutenant Colonel Colonel Brigadier Major General Lietenant General General Highest - Field Marshal
30 menSquad (Sergeant) - 9 to 10 soldiersPlatoon (Lieutenant) - 16 to 44 soldiersCompany (Captain) - 62 to 190 soldiersBattalion (Lt Col) - 300 to 1,000 soldiersBrigade (Colonel) - 3,000 to 5,000 soldersDivision (Maj General) - 10,000 to 15,000 soldiers
Squad (Sergeant) - 9 to 10 soldiersPlatoon (Lieutenant) - 16 to 44 soldiersCompany (Captain) - 62 to 190 soldiersBattalion (Lt Col) - 300 to 1,000 soldiersBrigade (Colonel) - 3,000 to 5,000 soldersDivision (Maj General) - 10,000 to 15,000 soldiers
ENLISTED MEN (US Forces)Private (no stripes)Private First Class (1 stripe)Corporal (2 stripes) *Sergeant (3 stripes) *Staff Sergeant *Technical SergeantMaster SergeantSergeant MajorOFFICERSSecond LieutenantFirst LieutenantCaptainMajorLieutenant-ColonelColonelGENERAL OFFICERSBrigadier General (1 star)Major GeneralLieutenant GeneralGeneralGeneral of the ArmyThere was also a technical ranks of Tech-3, Tech-4, Tech-5, which were a rank above the ranks noted(*) but without the command responsibilities. These Techincal ranks were distinguished by a "T" under the stripes.Titles:NCO or Non-Commissioned Officers is any enlisted sergeant."First Sergeant" was the highest ranking NCO in a unit.This is US forces, other countries have slightly different names for rankings though essentially all armies are similar.
He supported the lieutenant and was doing the same thing as the lieutenant
A Sergeant on profile is still a Sergeant. If they give a legal order, you obey it. So long as their duties they're performing aren't in violation of the conditions of their profile, then yes they can still lead soldiers.
most remaining Japanese soldiers were repatriated back to japan
Because the Japanese fought to the death. They did not surrender.
about 20,000 Japanese soldiers were killed in the battle of iwo jima.
fujimoto Fujimoto Daniel Yakuma Hi, I have the name of a Japanese soldier and the Division he was in. Is it possible to get any further information about him?
About 60,000 soldiers were fighting in the battle of Iwo Jima . 60,000 soldiers is the total of how many Japanese and U.S. soldiers fought
A uniform, just like other soldiers...
The smallest element in the US Army structure is a fire team. A fire team is made up of 4 soldiers and is typically lead by a Sergeant (E-5) or a Corporal (E-4). A fire team is part of a Squad. A squad is made up of 9 soldiers and is split into 2 fire teams of 4 soldiers and is typically lead by a Staff Sergeant (E-6). 4 Squads make up a Platoon element. A Platoon element is typically made up of 4 squads and is lead by a Platoon Sergeant, usually a Sergeant First Class (E-7), and a Platoon Leader, usually a 2nd Lieutenant (O-1).
there were 500,000 men in the Japanese army
There were NO Japanese Soldiers involved with the attack. The attack was conducted by Japanese AIRCREWMEN. Soldiers fight on the ground. Airmen fight in the sky. Sailors fight on the sea. Marines are NAVAL INFANTRY.
Yes. Private is a rank. So you could call a soldier by his rank or by his rank and name, such as "Private Jones". Not all soldiers would be called "private" unless that is their rank. Others may be called "Sergeant" or "Lieutenant" or "Captain".
A sergeant is sent to do all types of jobs. Depending what his job is. But the sergeant is suppose to lead and protect any enlisted members below his ranking. He can't control any enlisted members above his rank or any officers. The sergeant is usually the leader of a squad of about 5 to 10 soldiers. If it is a company there is bound to be a higher commander like a officer somewhere between a lieutenant and a colonel. I would be surprised if there was a sergeant in command of a company. if you need anything else you can email me at email@example.com
2113 allied soldiers 1996 Japanese soldiers 4000 civilians
29 japanese aircraft went down, one solo submarine was captured.Is it safe to say that 29 Japanese soldiers were died?
Japanese Soldiers on the Taku Road - 1901 was released on: USA: January 1901