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JOHN RAMSEY PUGH, 84, a retired Army major general who was taken prisoner by the Japanese after holding out for months at Corregidor island in Manila Bay, died Wednesday in Washington, D.C. Gen. Pugh was aide-de-camp to Gen. Jonathan M. Wainwright, the U.S. commander in the Philippines during the four-month siege in World War II. Forces at Corregidor held out for weeks after the surrender of U.S. and Philippine forces on the nearby Bataan peninsula, but fell May 6, 1942, after prolonged artillery and air bombardment. Gen. Pugh, who carried the white flag of surrender, spent the rest of the war in captivity with his chief.

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