Yet, he is here to see another Memorial Day — and remember. Clay Higgins presents him with the Congressional Gold Medal. A ceremony will be held at a. May 25 at the Veterans Home in Jennings. Japanese captors gave the prisoners no food, water or rest in a five-day march that claimed between and lives. Hundreds more died in captivity.
Bollich is believed to be one of fewer than 40 survivors who are still alive. The Congressional recognition will be welcomed next to his Bronze Stars, Purple Heart and vast collection of military honors.
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Eventually, those who have passed away are going to get it through next of kin. After training at Fort Polk, Bollich arrived in the Philippines 18 days before the war began. When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor, they also began a four-month assault at Bataan that cut off the area from food and vital resources. If you were lucky, you got a drink of water and got back on the road.
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From the horrors of the Death March to the cruel deprivations of prison life, he maintained his will to survive even as his comrades fell beside him and his body wasted to fewer than one hundred pounds. After the war, he completed his bachelor's degree and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to pursue geological research at the University of Queensland, Australia.
Bollich worked as a subsurface petroleum geologist until his retirement in About James Bollich James Bollich completed his bachelor's degree at the University of Southwestern Louisiana and was awarded a Fulbright scholarship to do geological research at the University of Queensland, Australia. A retired geologist and a recipient of the Daughters of the Revolution Medal of Honor, he lives with his wife, Celia, in Lafayette, Louisiana.
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