The morning after arriving in Yangon I arranged for a tour of the Yangon area to meet various veterans. Our first veteran visit was to Hla Tin, 96 who is on the navy list. Hla Tin had two sons who both died in their sixties. His wife is also deceased and he lives in a house with his daughter, son in law and grandaughter. He has lived there for 35 years
For the first report to come out of Yangon of the 70th Anniversary of VJ Day, on 15th August 2015, click below
Written by Associated Press South East Asia reporter, Denis Gray
Remembering the forgotten ones
RJ Vogt, Myanmar Times 04 August 2015
When Sally McLean first met a Kayin World War II veteran on the Thai-Myanmar border, she could never have guessed the journey it would take her on.
It was 1998 – nearly five decades after the end of his service with the British military – but the 87-year old Saw Yoshoo easily rattled off his former rank, number and the name of his commanding officer, someone he had not seen or heard from in 50 years. Despite living in severe poverty, he requested only one thing of McLean: that she return to Great Britain and “inform his officers” of his whereabouts.