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Rank and Name, Staff Sergeant Elmer W. Cooper.
Unit/Placed in, 20th Pursuit Squadron, 24th Pursuit Group.
The Imperial Japanese began their Invasion in the Philippines on 8 Dec 1941.
The 24th Pursuit Group resorted to fighting together among American and Filipino forces when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.
Staff Sergeant Elmer W. Cooper became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp Cabanatuan, he survived the Bataan Death March, but died shortly after it.
Elmer is born approx. in Washington.
Parents and Siblings, No Record Available.
Elmer enlisted the service in Wyoming with service number # 19020117.
Elmer died as a POW in Camp Cabanatuan on June 12, 1942, he is honored with a Purple Heart, POW Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Elmer is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
He also has a Memorial Grave at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Riverton, Fremont County, Wyoming, USA.
Thanks to Jean Louis Vijgen, ABMC, https://abmc.gov
Philippine Scouts Heritage Society,http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Marines Info Geoffrey Roecker, https://missingmarines.com/
Medals Info, http://www.honorstates.org
Hendriks Webdesign, https://hendrikswebdesign.nl/