Last Words

Mother, I am deeply indebted to you.
Yasujiro commands the best field artillerymen in Japan, in both name and reality, and sets out to subjugate the red ogre and the green ogre.
I have been born in this world, and as the most important and honorable position of a platoon leader, my life is together with several tens of soldiers. Since the cry for the general counterattack, we are biding our time.
We are resolved to always keep our presence of mind and composure.
I sincerely hope that Mother and everyone else will take good care of yourselves and live happily.
Finally, I express my deep thanks to older brother, Naoomi, older sister, Eiko, and everyone for the kindness extended to me when I was alive in this world.
Well then, I wait for you at Yasukuni.
                                                 Yasujiro
To: Mother


Yasujiro Sagara Mikoto
First Lieutenant, Japanese Army
Killed in Action on January 19. 1945, in Luzon Island, Philippines
Born in Terahara-machi, Kumamoto-shi, Kumamoto Prefecture
Age: 25

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