Rank and Name, Private John H. Back.
Unit/Placed in, 128th Infantry Regiment, 32nd Infantry Division “Red Arrow”.
John is born approx. on 1917 in Union City, New Jersey.
Father, John J. Back.
Mother, Louisa C. Back.
Parents Born in Germany.
Brother(s), Ernest J. Back.
John enlisted the service in New Jersey with service number # 42013582.
John was KIA during the counter attacked on the Japanese strongpoints near Aitape, New Guinea on 12 July 1944, he is honored with a 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.
John is buried/mentioned at Manila American Cemetery and Memorial Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines.
Air Force Info, Rolland Swank.
ABMC Website, https://abmc.gov
Marines Info, https://missingmarines.com/ Geoffrey Roecker
Seabees History Bob Smith https://seabeehf.org/
Navy Info, http://navylog.navymemorial.org
POW Info, http://www.mansell.com Dwight Rider and Wes injerd.
Philippine Info, http://www.philippine-scouts.org/ Robert Capistrano
Navy Seal Memorial, http://www.navysealmemorials.com
Family Info, https://www.familysearch.org
Medals Info, https://www.honorstates.org
Find a Grave, https://www.findagrave.com
Tank Destroyers, http://www.bensavelkoul.nl/