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Filipino American Soldier Found Dead Near Texas Military Base, The 3rd Death in a Month

Remains of a Filipino American soldier stationed at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas were discovered near the base, Army officials revealed on Tuesday. 

Unnatural circumstances: Officials at the United States Army base say that the body of 26-year-old Pvt. Mejhor Morta was found by fishermen who were in a boat on July 17 near Stillhouse Hollow Lake, reports NPR.

How A Japanese Soldier Survived For 27 Years Hiding Alone in a Cave After WWII

Shoichi Yokoi, former lance corporal in the Japanese Army during World War II, was discovered in 1972, hiding in the jungles of Guam in an underground shelter with the firm belief that his fellow soldiers would return for him one day.

Exactly 40 years ago, the solider was discovered in a panicked and physically-weakened state by two local hunters. Upon seeing other humans, Yokoi attempted to fight back, believing he was about to be taken as a prisoner of war. However, he was easily overpowered by the hunters due to his malnourished state and was escorted to authorities where he shortly discovered that the war had ended years ago.

96-Year-Old Taiwanese Man Saves Entire ‘Rainbow Village’ By Painting Everything

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A 96-year-old man painted his village in Taiwan as a way to prevent the government from demolishing it; as a result, it attracted many tourists, earning the name “Rainbow Village” for its colorful murals.

Huang Yung-Fu, a retired soldier living in Taichung, Taiwan, turned his village – a temporary housing area that the government gave to soldiers – into a massive art gallery that showcases his artwork.

Military Veteran Scales Building to Save Boy Dangling from Fifth Floor Window Grate

A former People’s Liberation Army (PLA) soldier is being praised online for his selfless act of saving a boy who was dangling from the fifth-floor window grate of an apartment complex in China.

The heroic save happened on Wednesday while military veteran Zhang Xin was walking around in Zhijiang County, in southern China’s Hunan Province, when he heard a child’s cries that he believed was coming from a nearby building, according to Shanghaiist.

Decorated Soldier Booted From PTSD Program Killed 3 Hostages at US’s Largest Veterans Home

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A decorated soldier who was kicked from a Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) treatment program killed three hostages before committing suicide at a veterans’ home in California on Friday.

The gunman, identified as 36-year-old Albert Wong, entered the Pathway Home at the Veterans Home of California at around 10:30 a.m. carrying at least a rifle and a shot gun.

Hero Soldier Dies After Trying to Save Third Person from Burning Apartment in China

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A Chinese soldier sacrificed his life to save another person trapped inside a burning apartment on Saturday after he saved two other people.

The soldier, identified as 30-year-old Sergeant Major Li Daozhou from Wuhan, Hubei province, immediately sprung into action after he heard that his neighbor’s apartment was on fire, grabbing a fire extinguisher and rushing to the burning residence.

Ex-Soldier Dies Trying to Catch Suicidal Woman Who Jumped Off Building in China

A former soldier working as a security guard Xi’an, Shaanxi Province, in central China, reportedly died after trying to catch a suicidal woman who jumped from the 11th floor of a building on the morning of Dec. 10.

The 43-year-old security guard, only identified by his surname Li, was patrolling around Century Ginwa Shopping Centre on the ground floor on Monday, according to Chinese media, as translated by the Daily Mail.