Inspired by the true story of Lance Corporal Melvin Sheya, Faded Yellow Ribbon is an epic WWII war story about four young Marines captured by the Japanese Army after the horrendous, brutal battle of Corregidor. At its essence, Faded Yellow Ribbon is a testimony to the indomitable will, unbreakable friendships forged in the fire of combat, the ultimate sacrifice, loss, and redemption.
Philippines, 1942. Lance Corporal Melvin Sheya may be a Golden Gloves champion, a motorcycle dirt track racer, and pool shark, but when the Japanese bomb Pearl Harbor and then shift their attack to the Philippines, he is just another US Marine trying to survive the merciless onslaught. Part of the largest surrender of US forces ever — more than 70,000, he is thrust headfirst into a fight for his life. The deadly situations that will shape his destiny and transform him into a warrior come at an unrelenting pace. Enslaved as a POW, Mel must use all of his wit and will to stay alive and help save the rest of the prisoners from brutal fates.