Rank and Name, Private Jesus Amarilla.
Unit/Placed in, 92nd Coast Artillery Regiment, Philippine Scouts.
The Imperial Japanese began their Invasion in the Philippines on 8 Dec 1941.
The 92nd Coast Artillery resorted to fighting together among American and Filipino forces when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.
Private Amarilla became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp no record, he survived the Bataan Death March, but died shortly after it.
Bataan Death March
(April 9, 1942)
Pvt. Amarilla became a POW and 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.
Jesus is born in the Philippines.
Parents and Siblings no record available.
Jesus enlisted the service in the Philippines with service number # R-321454.
Jesus died as a POW in Camp no record on June 30, 1942, he is honored with a POW Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Jesus is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Jean Louis Vijgen, WW2-Pacific Website.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Philppine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com