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If her child is far away, until he returns and she sees his face, she thinks of him whether she is in or out of the home. Whether she is awake or asleep she thinks of him. As long as she is alive she would give up her life for him. And she seeks to protect him even after her death. How blessed is a mother°«s love! How can her child repay her? Ah! Of the countless beings on this earth there is but a single person whom I call °»Mother°… I humbly revere this precious bond. If we have the strength to cry and pray at her death, let us comfort her, exchange kind words and smile when she is alive. If we are to tearfully pray when her life has come to an end, let us gently place our hands on her shoulders and massage them devotedly when she is alive.
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Hideo Tateyama Mikoto
Infantry First Lieutenant, Japanese Army
47th Infantry Regiment
Killed in Action on August 22, 1937 near Sinchwang in Heibei Province, China
Born in Waifu-machi, Kikuchi-gun, Kumamoto Prefecture

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