Rank and Name, Private First Class Joseph Auche.
Unit/Placed in, 31st Infantry Regiment.
Alvin survived the Death March and the horrific conditions at Camp O’Donnell. about 1500 American and 22,000 Filipino prisoners of war died at Camp O’Donnell from starvation, disease and the brutal treatment received at the hands of the captors during the few months it was open.
Joseph is born approx. on 1922 in New Jersey.
Father, Stephen Auche.
Born in Hungary.
Mother, Tillie Auche.
Sister(s), Edith, Mary and Lillian Auche.
Brother(s), Stephen and George.
Joseph enlisted the service in New Jersey with service number # 12008367.
Joseph died as a POW in Camp O’Donnell on 25 May 1942, he is honored with a Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart, Combat Infantry Badge, Marksman Ship Badge, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Joseph 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
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
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
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com