Palawan Dead


Members of the 192nd Tank Battalion executed on Palawan Island  December 14, 1944



Capt. Fred Bruni - HQ Company*

S/Sgt. Joseph Million - D Company*

Pvt. James L. Choate - D Company

Pvt. Joseph P. Henderson - B Company

Pvt. Willard Yeast - HQ Company*

* National Guardsman


The headstone over the mass grave for the men who were executed on Palawan Island by the Japanese on December 14, 1944.  The grave is at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery in St. Louis, Missouri.

In 2004, this plaque was placed at the grave to explain why so many men were buried in a mass grave.

Courtesy of Eric Kraft