The reality of being captured during wartime is one of the toughest to handle in this world. Over 17,000 of our nation’s men and women have dealt with this grim situation, and many of them have lost their lives as a result. The three nations surrounding us have captured countless numbers of our troops and tortured them for weeks and months on end, without a chance at release. Still, some are rescued or released, only to be found severely tortured, malnourished, and even permanently injured. These are the Prisoners of War, and their stories are nothing short of terrifying.
War of Independence (1995)
During the nation’s struggle for statehood, many of the colonial militiamen were captured by Arrowgazia’s Shah and his troops. They were subjected to countless beatings, days of sleep deprivation, and even electrocution. Over 10,000 militiamen were believed to be captured with only 6,000-7,000 being accounted for. One man, Sergeant Otto “Prowler” Lawler, was tortured by Arrowgazian troops in the mountains surrounding Sophie’s Grove-only a desolate valley at the time. While being held in an Arrowgazian base, he was reportedly confined in pitch-black rooms for hours between interrogations and forced to inhale ammonia. Sergeant Lawler has been confirmed as being imprisoned from 25 August to 4 November of 1995.
“I was holding a position near the Al-Sufi oil field when the Shah’s men performed a blitzkrieg on our post. They tied my hands and legs together and hauled me off to what appeared to be a mountain range. From there I lost track of time, sleep, and focus. They interrogated me for what appeared to be hours, but I couldn’t tell; they asked me about any plots to destroy the oilfield. I told them constantly that I was ordered to dig in (station) and simply defend the post. Yet they wanted as much intelligence as they could shake me down for, that’s what interrogators do.”
Mr. Lawler has managed to continue service with the ASD United Army up until the Speaking Day War, in which he was severely injured by an unexploded artillery shell. He now works as a tire service specialist for Heller Motors.
Speaking Day War (2001)
Over 4-7,000 ASDU troops were captured by the Guitarran People’s Army in the 22-day invasion of Partridge Harbor and it’s surrounding areas. They were subjected to senseless beatings, forced drugging, and waterboarding. An estimated 2,000 managed to escape with partial injuries, while another 2,000 were killed from the Guitarran torture methods. One man, Staff Sergeant Henrik Hovanesyan, was waterboarded for 7 hours straight on 7 November 2001. His testimony to the army’s intelligence command justified the retaliatory action against the Guitarran Navy’s installations on its west coast.
“They just doused me with a huge ceramic pot of water for only five minutes, yet it seemed like five days. They kept asking me about my unit’s whereabouts, and I kept quiet as usual. I even gave out an occasional Spanish insult or two since I know some. That’s when they shot some sort of speedy drug into my leg, and I became sicker than imaginable. The only real thing that happened was my agitation level rising to a dangerous level, one where I would break necks and skulls if I managed to slip out of my chair ropes. Fortunately the Guitarrans had tremendously weak prisons which gave me a shot at fighting my way out.”
Mr. Hovanesyan developed a mild dependency on methamphetamine, which was revealed to be the drug forcibly injected into him. The dependency was corrected by medication and diet.
Feminist Uprising (2006)
The 2006 feminist uprising in the cities of Ocean Pines, Amway, and Titan Heights was a grim state of insurrection that claimed over 2,000 lives and injured 7,000. The feminist rioters and terrorists not only killed ASDU troops and police, but managed to take some hostage. There have been around 300 active duty soldiers taken prisoner by the numerous feminist terror cells that invaded the country. They include men like Private Shannon Keck, Private Orlando Guzman, Corporal Patrick Perry, and Private First Class Kang Gil-Nang. This uprising lasted roughly 15 days (26 June-9 July) and caused 78 billion Queens in damages. The Department of Defense and Law Enforcement have collaborated towards better solutions for quelling civil disturbances to prevent future insurrections.
Shannon Keck was a truck driver for the the 21st Transportation Battalion who was pulled from his vehicle while delivering water and fuel to a forward operating base near Titan Heights. His captors repeatedly wrote expletives all over his body before finally shooting him 7 hours later. He was 21 at the time of his death and is survived by his brother Marvin.
Orlando Guzman was a member of an army reserve unit deployed to perform crowd control when he was attacked by rioters with “Morning Star” melee weapons on 30 June. He was held hostage in multiple buildings around Ocean Pines for up to 17 days before a group of DIAMOND (Counter-Terror police) officers rescued him. He was found with multiple lacerations across his face and chest, and two severed fingers. He now lives with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder stemming from his hostage event and is missing his right index finger and left ring finger.
Patrick Perry was a combat engineer (Sapper) assigned to the elite ROOSTER unit with orders to plant demolitions equipment around the feminist strongholds in the city of Amway. His captors repeatedly held a chainsaw to his face and threatened his life if he did not submit to racially-demeaning epithets about African people. After a month of imprisonment, Perry was rescued by operators from the army’s TRENCHCOAT Unit on 12 July. Today, Mr. Perry is working for an oil company based out of the city of Baldface and earns a desired living with the work.
Kang Gil-Nang was a newly-christened citizen who hailed from South Korea and had barely finished basic training 3 weeks prior to the uprising. He was training to become a psychological operations soldier when he was called in to quell the feminist disturbances. He was taken hostage at gunpoint on 2 August and tortured for weeks before his murder on 21 September, which was the day the insurrection was put down. Kang was barely 19 when he was taken hostage and is survived by his parents and two younger brothers.
Prisoners of War are a type of person who have a will to survive yet battle panic from being captured. If you know someone who was a Prisoner of War, do everything you can to help them continue life as free people. They may be traumatized from their imprisonment and may try to downgrade their experience psychologically, but do provide positive affirmations to them as much as possible. Remember: you CAN make a difference in a POW’s life.