Rank and Name, Private First Class Vicente Apolto.
Unit/Placed in, 14th Engineer Regiment, Philippine Scouts.
Bataan Death March
(April 9, 1942)
Pfc. Apolto 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 Cabanatuan, O’Donnell and Camp no record, became part of a work detail.
Many Survived the March and the imprisonment, some died thereafter.
The Death March was after the war a Japanese War Crime.
Vicente is born in the Philippines.
Parents and Siblings no record available.
Vicente enlisted the service in the Philippines with service number # 10301346.
Vicente died during the Death March to the POW Camp on May 11, 1942, he is honored with a POW Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, Army & Air Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Vicente 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