Rank and Name, First Sergeant Jacinto Ancheta.
Unit/Placed in, Headquarters Company. Philippine Department.
The Imperial Japanese began their Invasion in the Philippines on 8 Dec 1941.
They Soldiers resorted to fighting together among American and Filipino forces when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942.
First Sergeant Ancheta became a POW and was imprisoned at Pow Camp no record, he survived the Bataan Death March, but died shortly after it.
Jacinto is born in the Philippines.
Parents and Siblings no record available.
Jacinto enlisted the service in the Philippines with service number # R-321129.
Jacinto died defending Philippine soil against the Japanese Occupation
On May 22, 1942, he is honored with a Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, Distinguished Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Jacinto 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