Causey

 


Sgt. Isaac Hinton Causey


Born: 13 August 1917 - Arabi, Louisiana

Parents: Rudolph Causey & Ivy Smith-Causey

Siblings: 2 sisters

Home: St. Bernard Parish - Louisiana

Training: 

    - Fort Knox, Kentucky

    - Camp Polk, Louisiana

Units:

    - 753rd Tank Battalion

    - 192nd Tank Battalion

        - volunteered to join the battalion to replace a National Guardsman released from

           federal service
        - D Company attached to the 194th Tank Battalion but remained under command of 192nd

Overseas Duty:
    - the company took the southern train route California
    - arrived in San Francisco
    - taken by ferry to Angel Island
    - received physicals and inoculations
    - Boarded: U.S.A.T. Hugh L. Scott - 27 October 1941
    - Sailed: San Francisco - same day
    - Arrived: Honolulu, Hawaii - Sunday - 2 November 1941
        -soldiers received passes to see the sights
    - Sailed: Tuesday - 4 November 1941
    - Arrived: Guam - unknown
        - ship took on water, vegetable, coconuts, and bananas
    - Sailed: next day
    - Arrived: Manila, Philippine Islands - Thursday - 20 November 1941

        - soldiers disembark three hours after docking
        - taken by bus to Ft. Stotsenburg
        - General Edward King greeted tankers
            - apologized they had to live in tents
            - made sure they had Thanksgiving dinner

Engagements: 

    - Battle of Luzon

        - 8 December 1941 - 6 January 1942
            - 26 December 1941 -  wounded in neck when half-track ambushed outside of Carmen

                - attempting to locate Capt. Edward Burke           
                - half-track knocked out

    - Battle of Bataan

        - 7 January 1942 - 9 April 1942

Prisoner of War: 

    - 9 April 1942

         - Death March

            - Mariveles - POWs started march at southern tip of Bataan
            - POWs ran past Japanese artillery firing at Corregidor
                - Americans on Corregidor returned fire
            - San Fernando - POWs put into small wooden boxcars
                - each boxcar could hold eight horses or forty men
                - 100 POWs packed into each car
                - POWs who died remained standing
            - Capas - dead fell to floor as living left boxcars
            - POWs walked last ten miles to Camp O'Donnell

POW Camps: 

    - Philippine Islands: 

        - Camp O'Donnell

            - unfinished Filipino training base
            - Japanese put camp into use as POW Camp
            - only one water spigot for entire camp
            - as many as 50 POWs died each day
            - Japanese opened new POW camp to lower death rate
 

 Died: 

    - Saturday - 23 May 1942 - malaria & dysentery

Buried:

     - Camp O'Donnell Cemetery
        - Section: H  Row: 10  Grave: 9

Reburied:

    - 4 March 1949  

        - Port Hudson National Cemetery - Zachary, Louisiana

            - Plot:  C   Grave:  3784-A 


 

 

 

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