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Rank and Name, Corporal Antonio Abagat.
Unit/Placed in on, 26th Calvary Regiment, Philippine Scouts.
The Imperial Japanese began their Invasion in the Philippines on 8 Dec 1941.
The 26th Cavalry resorted to fighting among American and Filipino forces when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.
Antonio is born in 1912.
Parents and Sibling, No Record Available.
Antonio enlisted the service in the Philippines with serial # 6737978.
Antonio died as a POW in Camp. No record on June 29, 1942, is honored with a POW Medal, Purple Heart, Asiatic- Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
Antonio is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the Missing.
Thanks to Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov Info P.O.W.
Wes Injerd, Dwight Rider: http://www.mansell.com/pow-index.html
Bataan Death March
(April 9, 1942)
Antoni Abagat became a POW an walked (60 miles) the Bataan Death March (70.000 pows), Many walked this march and many died (aprox.600, lack of nutrition and water) to Prison Camps in Bataan and was send to Camp O’Donnell, became part of a work detail and died because the work detail and lack of Nutrition on June 3, 1942.