From 1961-67, Chris Arundell served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve as a staff sergeant, which required a brief stint of active duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis. (Lillian Boyd photo)
From 1961-67, Chris Arundell served in the U.S. Air Force Reserve as a staff sergeant, which required a brief stint of active duty during the Cuban Missile Crisis. (Lillian Boyd photo)

Chris Arundell spent his first three years living comfortably in Manila with his family, his nanny and a dog he considered his best friend. On Dec. 8, 1941, it all ended when the Japanese military invaded the Philippine Islands and took him, his parents and younger brother to an internment camp.

Assistant Editor and reporter Lillian Boyd talks with Arundell about his harrowing three-year experience in the internment camp and how he witnessed the kindness of a Japanese soldier in all of the chaos that profoundly impacted him.

Chris Arundell will speak at a luncheon at 11:30 a.m. Jan. 18 at Dominick's American Grill at Green Valley Country Club. Contact Peggy McGee at peggy@greenvalleymoaa.org or call 520-207-6188 for information. Reservations are required by Friday.

Were you alive during World War II, and if so, what do you remember the most about the war?