Daniel Inouye: I was an officer then, first lieutenant, and about a week before this attack, we had an officers’ meeting and the captain says, “I want you to pledge silence. You’re not going to tell anyone what transpires in this room.” Okay. His words were very simple: “The war is over.” I looked at him. “What do you mean, the war is over? They’re still shooting!” “They’re now negotiating. So be careful, keep up the pressure, because you don’t want to prolong the war. You want to end it fast, so put the pressure on, but be careful.” Well, at that point, you don’t want your men to be wounded, so keeping that in mind, moving up. On that day I was wounded a couple of times. The first one I thought somebody punched me in the stomach, but no one was around. A bullet had gone through my abdomen. Believe it or not, it just felt like a punch, but there’s no pain nerves inside. The pain nerve’s on your surface. It is much more painful if somebody stepped on your toe. So I kept on going. The bleeding was very minor. It wasn’t fatal at that point. Then we were confronted by three machine gun nests.