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North Dakota's Heroes: Prisoners of War

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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
Regent, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Navy
Company/Division: United States Navy
Date of Capture: October 24, 1944 / Age: 26

Died while in a POW camp.

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1944
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company/Division: 30th Bomber Squadron, 19th Bomber Group, Heavy
Date of Capture: October 24, 1944

Died while in POW status. Killed aboard a Japanese ship when it was hit by torpedoes in the South China Sea. 

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1944
Leonard, ND
World War II - POW
Branch of Service: Air Force
Company/Division: 93rd Bomber Squadron, 19th Bomber Group, Heavy
Date of Capture: October 24, 1944 / Age: 27

Died in POW status in Bataan.

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