Wayman Simpson served in the Korean War.

He was captured in 1950, soon after fighting began. As a POW, Simpson came under the command of a Korean officer nicknamed The Tiger, who led the prisoners on a brutal, nine-day trek that claimed nearly 100 lives.

Wayman came to StoryCorps to remember what came to be known as The Tiger Death March.

Originally aired November 9, 2007, on NPR’s Morning Edition.