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Acorda, Rufino

Rank and Name,Private First Class Rufino Acorda.

Unit/Placed in on, 23rd Field Artillery Regiment, Philippine Scouts.

POW

The Imperial Japanese began their Invasion in the Philippines on 8 Dec 1941.

The 45th resorted to fighting together among American and Filipino forces when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.

Private First Class Acuin became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp no record, he survived the Bataan Death March, but died shortly after it.

 

Rufino is born in the Philippines.

 

Parents and Sibling, No Record Available.

 

Rufino enlisted the U.S.Army in Philippines with service number # 6739631.

 

Rufino died as a POW in Camp no record on June 27, 1942. he is honored with a POW Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.

 

Rufino is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial  Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

Wall 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

NavyLog, http://navylog.navymemorial.org Philippine Scouts Heritage Society, Sean Conjenos, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Hendriks  https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/

Familysearch.com, https://www.familysearch.org Navy Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/ Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org

 

POW Camp no record
His rank Private First Class