Rank and Name, First Lieutenant John R. Van DeLester.
Unit/Placed in, 23rd Field Artillery Regiment (Philippine Scout).
John is born approx. on 1914 in Hammond, Indiana.
Father, John Van DeLester.
Mother, Clara Van DeLester.
Sister(s), Leona M. Van DeLester.
Spouse, Evelyn (Gee) Van DeLester.
John enlisted the service in indiana with service number # 0-380436.
John was KIA defending Philippine soil against the Japanese occupation on Dec 24, 1941, he is honored with a Purple Heart, Good Conduct Medal, American Campaign Medal, 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.
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