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COMMENTARY: Bataan survivors beat the odds

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The opportunity to meet truly inspiring people remains the No. 1 perquisite of a journalist's career and there's no question that Bataan Death March survivors Henry Peck and Walt Straka are at the top of my list.

During World War II, when the two men were in their early 20s and answerable to their brutal Japanese captors, most people wouldn't have bet a plug nickel on their chances of living to the age of 90.

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