Rank and Name, Corporal Charles Melvin Aycock.
Unit/Placed in, 200th Coast Artillery Regiment.
(former HQ 91st Philippine army Division)
After the Japanese occupation in 1942, the camp was converted by the Imperial Japanese Army into the Cabanatuan POW Camp. At its height, 8,000 prisoners were detained at this location. The prisoners also included some civilians including one British and one Norwegian citizen. This POW Camp detained prisoners until liberated during the night of January 30, 1945.
The rectangular camp spanned roughly 25 acres and was 800 yards deep by 600 yards wide, divided by a road in the center. The camp consisted of a barracks for Japanese guards, barracks for prisoners, a hospital and water tower enclosed by barbed wire with guard towers.
Charles is born approx. on 27 Aug. 1916 in Ellis County, Texas.
Father, Houston Aycock.
Mother, Mary J. (Feazel) Aycock.
Sister(s), Fannie V. Nona C and Emma I. Aycock.
Brother(s), Edward, Joel, Ruel E. William D. and John H. Aycock.
Charles enlisted the service in New Mexico with service number # 38011867.
Charles died as a POW (dysentery) in Camp Cabanatuan on 28 Nov. 1942, he is honored with a POW Medal, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, Army Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Charles is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
He also Mentioned at Cabanatuan Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Thanks to, https://www.angelfire.com/nm/bcmfofnm/names/a.html
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.
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
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