Hiroo Onoda Biography
(Imperial Japanese Army Intelligence Officer Who Fought in World War II)
Birthday: March 19, 1922 (Pisces)
Born In: Kainan, Wakayama, Japan
Hiroo Onoda was an Imperial Japanese Army intelligence officer. He fought in the Second World War and was the last Japanese warrior to come out of the hiding and surrender, almost thirty years after the end of the war. He possessed the rank of 2nd lieutenant in the Japanese Army. Known for his bravery and willpower, Onoda was one of those fighters who would go to astonishing lengths to exhibit their loyalty for their nation. Known to have lived his later life as a farmer and social worker, the late soldier opened several nature camps for kids across Japan. He once visited Lubang Island and donated US$10,000 for a local school there. He also launched a ghost-written autobiography titled ‘No Surrender: My Thirty-Year War’. Talking about Onoda’s awards and honours, the Brazilian Air Force honoured him with the Merit Medal of Santos-Dumont. He also received the title of "Cidadão do Mato Grosso do Sul” by the Legislative Assembly of Mato Grosso do Sul.