The fellows go out and shoot Japs these days for sport and souvenirs. The Japs are half starved and few have guns or ammunition anymore. I’ve known several instances where fellows have shot unarmed Japs when they could have taken them prisoner. Things like that disgust me. When they do that we have no right to squawk when the Japs do it. We really become animals and are hunted as such.
—A letter from January 29th, 1945 written by my grandfather, James Bauder, to my grandmother, Dorthy Bauder, during WWII.