is a fascinating group of material relating to Pvt. Oscar B. Brown of the
440th Ordnance Company Aviation. He was captured on Bataan with his unit
and was later send to Camp # 2 at Davao.
from Davao in late 1943 and spent the next 18 months with the guerillas
in Mindanao. He was injured while serving as a guerilla and was picked
up by US forces in January 1945 by the 14th Emergency Rescue
Boat Squadron ( Boat # P-393 ) and was taken to friendly forces.
are letters concerning his parents concern on his whereabouts to his eventual
homecoming. Philately is not just about small bits of paper and the envelopes
and cards that go along with it. In between it deals about life, the touching
of life. They are constant reminders of our human frailties. It gives us
more reason on why we as collectors must continue to preserve that of the
and text by Kurt Stauffer