Blake Stilwell is a writer for We Are the Mighty, a site by and for veterans.
His captivity began with the infamous Bataan Death March and only ended with the surrender of Japan.
His exploits as an escapee may have earned him a spot in Hollywood lore.
Someone decided to take home a macabre souvenir.
The vessels met in open water, and a ferocious naval battle ensued.
Paul Whipkey left base one day and never returned...
The German soldier nodded in thanks, then disappeared.