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Adam, Charles K.

Rank and Name, Corporal Charles K. Adam.

Unit/Placed in on, 31th Infantry Regiment “Polar Bears “.

Bataan Death March

(April 9, 1942)

Charles became a POW(April 9, 1942) an walked (60 miles) the Bataan Death March (70.000 pow), Many walked this march and many died (aprox.600, lack of nutrition and water) to Prison Camps in the Philippines and was send to Camp Cabanatuan, and became part of a work detail.


Charles is born in 1900 in Greenfield, Wisconsin.


Father, Frank Adam.

Mother, Eliza Adam.


Charles enlisted the service in Wisconsin with service number # 6931201.


Charles died as a POW in Camp Cabanatun on Oct. 31, 1942, he is honored with a  Purple Heart, Bronze Star Medal, POW Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.


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

Wall of the missing.

Charles also has a Memorial grave at Cabanatuan Memorial, Manila Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.

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

Camp Cabanatuan
Memorial Camp Cabanatuan
His rank Corporal