Last Man Out: Glenn McDole, USMC, Survivor of the Palawan Massacre in World War II

Last Man Out: Glenn McDole, USMC, Survivor of the Palawan Massacre in World War II

by Bob Wilbanks

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786418220
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 10/11/2004
Pages: 179
Sales rank: 172,422
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.36(d)

About the Author

Retired journalist and reporter Bob Wilbanks was vice president of editorial at Stover Publishing Company for ten years. He lives in Urbandale, Iowa.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Acknowledgments vii

Preface 1

Prologue 4



1. Pearl Harbor 5

2. Surrender 20

3. On the Move 30

4. Palawan Island 45

5. Guerrilla Contact 59

6. An Unforeseen Threat 72

7. A Change of Command 84

8. Goodbye to Old Friends 98

9. Air Raid Shelters 105

10. The False Air Raid 112

11. The Swim 124

12. Freedom 134

13. Back Home 148

14. The Men 154

15. The Places 157



Epilogue 159

Sources 165

Index 167

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Last Man Out: Glenn McDole, USMC, Survivor of the Palawan Massacre in World War II [LARGE PRINT] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Upon reading 'Last Man Out', I couldn't believe this happened. Mr. Wilbanks does an outstanding job of telling about the life of 'Mac' during WWII. This is one of the best books I have read on POW'S and what they endure while in captivity. I felt like 'Mac' and 'Smitty' were my family and I couldn't put the book down. I feel so bad for the families of the men who died on Palawan and what a terrible death they died. I will visit their grave in St. Louis and pray for these heroes. God Bless you Mr. McDole for telling your story, I'm sure it was not easy re-living this terrible time in your life...
Guest More than 1 year ago
An amazing book about some amazing American heroes. What these men survived made me go back and re-evaluate what I considered obstacles in my own life!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I bought this book for my husband. He could'nt put it down. He said it was a good book and he enjoyed it.
greg233 More than 1 year ago
I knew of he atrocity many years ago but did not know there was a book about it. In reading this you wonder how much physical punishment a man could take. To live without enough food to keep you alive and then go out and do physical labor all day is amazing. And then add to the beatings the men received for any small infraction or for no reason at all. In the end the Japs try to cover up the murder of these men by burning them but enough get away to tell the story. In the end was justice served? You have to read it and see.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great and true explanation of what these POW's went through.. Everyone who has an interest in WWII history or knows someone who was there, this is a must read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am very thankful to Mr. McDole for telling his story and in doing so also telling my grandfathers story. My grandfather only told my of the escape one time. I did not know the rest of story until reading this book. I couldn't put the book down. I think anyone interested in history and how it affects everyday people will like this book.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow how inhuman. I thank God for men like McDole. To come back and survive like that.....And they worry about how we are treating the Guantanamo Bay prisoners I could not put it down
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book makes you realize what a true American hero is all about. The things that Glenn McDole did throughout his days as a Marine will make you feel proud of our soldiers from yesterday and today. The book was extremely well written and tells details of WWII that most people did not know, and some that a few would like to forget. I had the opportunity to meet Mr. McDole and have him sign my copy of the book; this story only begins to tell of the true heroism and character of the man behind the story. I highly recommend for everyone to read this story and prepare to ride a roller coaster of emotions. Thanks to Bob Willbanks and also to Kathy McDole for the outstanding work they did to bring this book to us.