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North Dakota's Heroes: Prisoners of War

State Heroes Total:
36
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1945
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Marines
Company/Division: United States Marine Corps
Date of Capture: January 28, 1945

Died in a POW camp.

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1945
Fargo, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 31st Infantry Regiment
Date of Capture: January 22, 1945 / Age: 29

Died while in POW status. Fought on Bataan and became a POW at Camp O'Donnell and Cabanatuan. He was one of 1622 Japanese Prisoners of War boarded onto the Oryoku Maru at Manila on December 14, 1944.

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1945
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 12th Medical Regiment, Philippine Scouts
Date of Capture: January 9, 1945

Died while in POW status during WWII.

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1944
Mandan, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Marines
Date of Capture: December 31, 1944

Died while in Prisoner of War status.

Erasmo Garcia
1944
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 27th Infantry Battalion, 9th Armored Division
Date of Capture: December 25, 1944 / Age: 31

Died while in POW status in Germany.

1944
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 99th Infantry
Date of Capture: December 17, 1944 / Age: 19

During Battle of the Bulge December 17, 1944 captured by German Forces.

Benjamin E. Jones
1944
Bismarck, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 38th Infantry Battalion, 7th Armored Division
Date of Capture: December 4, 1944 / Age: 25

Died during surgery to amputate his leg which was severely wounded due to a fire fight with a machine gun nest.

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1944
Park River, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Marines
Date of Capture: October 24, 1944

Died while in Prisoner of War status.

Adam Jack Klupp
1944
Regent, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Navy
Date of Capture: October 24, 1944

Died when Arisan Maru, transporting Allied Prisoners of War from the Philippines to Japan, was sunk by USS Shark (SS-314)

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1944
Goodrich, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Army
Company/Division: 194th Tank Battalion
Date of Capture: October 24, 1944 / Age: 25

Died while in POW status on the Japanese ship "Arisan Maru", when it was sunk by an American submarine in the South China Sea. There were 1,803 POWs on the ship, only 9 of which survived the sinking.

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