Funk

 



Sgt. John Albert Funk Jr.


Born: 14 February 1915 - Jefferson County, Kentucky

Parents: John A. Funk & Lilly Hale-Funk

    - known as "Albert" to his family 

Siblings: 1 sister, 1 brother

Home: 741 South Dearborn Avenue - Louisville, Kentucky
Education: du Pont Manuel Training High School

Occupation: Office Clerk - Ballard and Ballard Company

Inducted:

    - U. S. Army

        - 21 January 1941 - Louisville, Kentucky

Training: 

    - Fort Knox, Kentucky

    - Camp Polk, Louisiana

Overseas Duty:
   
    - U.S.A.T. Hugh L. Scott
        - Sailed: San Francisco - Monday - 27 October 1941
        - Arrived: Honolulu, Hawaii - Sunday - 2 November 1941
            - remained in Hawaii until other ships in convoy arrived
        - Sailed: Tuesday - November 1941
        - Arrived: Guam - Not Known
            - ship loaded with water, bananas, coconuts, and vegetables
        - Sailed: same day
        -Arrived: Manila, Philippine Islands - Thursday - 20 November 1941
            - most of the soldiers boarded buses to Ft. Stostenburg
            - maintenance section remained behind to unload tanks

    - Ft. Stotsenburg - Philippine Islands

Engagements: 

    - Battle of Luzon

        - 8 December 1941 - 6 January 1942 

    - Battle of Bataan

        - 7 January 1942 - 9 April 1942 

    - Battle of Corregidor

        - 9 April 1942 - 6 May 1942 

            - escaped to Corregidor - 8 April 1942 

             - assigned to Fort Drum 

POW:

    - 6 May 1942

POW Camps:

    - Philippine Islands 

        - Cabanatuan

            - POWs taken there after working to repair a dock 

Died:

    - Monday - 4 January 1943

Buried:

    - Cabanatuan Camp Cemetery

            - when his remains were recovered they could not be positively identified

            - reburied as an "Unknown" at the new American cemetery 

Memorial:

        - Tablets of the Missing - American Military Cemetery - Manila, Philippine Islands 

        - Listed as member of the 194th Tank Battalion

       - D Company was attached to the 194th but remained under the command of

          the 192nd Tank Battalion
Memorial Service:
    - 16 September 1946
        - Shawnee Christian Church


 

 

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