Tim Ruse’s grandfather survived the grueling Bataan Death March during World War II, only to find himself starving to death in a Japanese prison camp. Ruse knew that a Japanese boy had helped keep his grandfather alive. Now, seven decades later and armed only with a grainy photo, he made it his mission to find him.
March 25, 2011Tim Ruse, 27, of Centreville looks through the documents he inherited from his grandfather, Carl Ruse, a survivor of the Bataan Death March and a prisoner of war held by the Japanese. The documents sparked his interest in his grandfather's history and spurred his quest to find the boy who helped his grandfather survive.Sarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post