A year after
the Japanese surrendered, Abie was notified by a Filipino-Japanese
native that the Japanese wanted to surrender to Americans, fearing the
reprisal from the Filipinos .In the hills of Orani, Bataan,
where Abie disinterred many bodies, he got in touch with the
Through an interpreter, he said he wanted to
surrender his men. Abie told him to be at this post in the jungle and he
would have American troops, who were stationed forty miles away, to give
them protection from the Filipinos.
The next day trucks
(soldiers from the tank company arrived to take them to prison
camp and back home. In a ceremony, Abie was honored to receive the
Japanese Major's Saber.