Rank and Name, Ship Cook First Class Melquiades Aytona.
Unit/Placed in, N.A.S. Cavite, (Sangley Point), united States Navy.
Melquiades is born in the Philippines.
Parents and Siblings no record available.
Melquiades enlisted the service in the Philippines with service number # 4977193.
Melquiades was KIA at NAS Cavite defending Philippine soil against the Japanese Occupation on Dec. 19 1941, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Defense Medal, Army & Air Presidential Unit Citation, Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, WW II Victory Medal.
Melquiades is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Walls of the missing.
Thanks to, https://www.philippinescouts.org/
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