McGrath

 


Pvt. Martin W. McGrath


Born: 17 April 1916 - Salt Lake City, Utah

Parents: Amy Mitchell-McGrath & Martin McGrath

    - mother died - 12 February 1920

Siblings: 2 sisters, 1 brother

Home: 316 West Second Northwest - Salt Lake City, Utah

Inducted:

    - 19 March 1941 - Fort Douglas, Utah

        - U. S. Army

Training: 

    - Fort Knox, Kentucky

    - Camp Polk, Louisiana

Units:

    - 753rd Tank Battalion

    - D Company - 192nd Tank Battalion 

        - company attached to the 194th Tank Battalion 

        - company remained under command of the 192nd Tank Battalion

        - company listed on Presidential Unit Citations given to the 192nd

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 - 4 November 1941
        - Arrived: Guam - Not Known
            - ship loaded with water, bananas, coconuts, and vegetables
        - Sailed: next day
        -Arrived: Manila, Philippine Islands - Thursday - 20 November 1941
            - soldiers disembark ship three hours after arrival
            - boarded buses for Ft. Stotsenburg
            - maintenance section remained behind to unload tanks from ship

    - Ft. Stotsenburg - Philippine Islands

        - D Company was attached to 194th Tank Battalion

        - company remained under command of 192nd Tank Battalion
       
- company listed on Presidential Unit Citations of the 192nd

Engagements:

    - Battle of Luzon 

        - 8 December 1941 - 6 January 1942 

    - Battle of Bataan

        - 7 January 1942 - 9 April 1942 

Prisoner of War:

    - 9 April 1942

        - Death March

            - started march at southern tip of Bataan

            - Escaped:

                - last seen near Lubao, Pampanga Province

                - fought as guerrilla

Killed in Action:

    - Date Unknown
        - some records give his date of death - 7 May 1942

    - 1 June 1946 - Declared Dead

Memorial:

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

    - Memorial Headstone -  Memory Grove Memorial - Salt Lake City, Utah

        - Date on memorial: 7 May 1942

        - this date was most likely the date he was reported as a POW


 

 

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