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Rank and Name,Corporal Bruce F. Alexander.
Unit/Placed in,31th Infantry Regiment.
Bataan Death March
(April 9, 1942)
Corporal Alexander became a POW an walked (60 miles) the Bataan Death March (together with 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 No Record, became part of a work detail.
Many Survived the March and the imprisonment, some died thereafter.
Bruce is born in 1912 in New York.
Father, Foster Alexander.
Mother, Winnie Miller.
Sister, Grace W. and Isabelle Alexander.
Brother, Andrew Alexander.
Bruce enlisted the service in Vermont with service number # 6544700.
Bruce died as a POW on Nov. 13, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, POW Medal, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal and the WWII Victory Medal.
Bruce is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and 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