Yokoi ShoichiYokoi Shoichi (1915 - September 22, 1997) was drafted into the Imperial Japanese Army in 1941 and sent to Guam during the Japanese occupation there. He went into hiding on Guam in 1944, when Douglas MacArthur's army liberated the island.
In January of 1972, Sergeant Yokoi was found by two hunters in a remote part of Guam, and he was repatriated to Japan a month later. After a whirlwind media tour of Japan, he was married and settled down in rural Aichi prefecture. After living alone in a cave for 27 years, Yokoi became a popular television personality, and an advocate for austere living. He was featured in a 1977 documentary called Yokoi and His Twenty-Eight Years of Secret Life on Guam.