Pvt. J. W. Carr
Born: 23 March 1915 - Montgomery County, Alabama
Home: Montgomery County, Alabama
    - 1940 - he was living on Pittman Road in High Shoals Township, Randolph County,
      Alabama
Occupation: farmhand
Enlisted:
    - U.S. Army
        - 15 October 1940 - Fort MacArthur, San Pedro, California
Trained:
    - Unknown
Units:
    - Unknown
    - 17th Ordnance Company
Overseas Duty:
    - Ship: U.S.S. Presidential Coolidge
        - Sailed: San Francisco, California - Monday, 8 September 1941 - 9:00 P.M.
        - Arrived: Honolulu, Hawaii - Saturday - 13 September 1941 - 7:00 A.M.
        - Sailed: 9:00 P.M. - same day
        - Arrived: Manila, Philippine Islands - Friday  26 September 1941
            - disembark ship - 3:00 P.M.
            - remained behind at port to unload tanks
    - Philippine Islands
        - Fort Stostenburg
        - serviced tanks of Provisional Tank Group
Engagements:
    - Battle of Luzon
        - 8 December 1942 - 6 January 1942
    - Battle of Bataan
        - 7 January 1942 - 9 April 1942
Prisoner of War
    - 9 April 1942
        - Death March
            - POWs started march at Mariveles on the southern tip of
              Bataan
            - ran past Japanese artillery firing on Corregidor
                - American artillery returned fire
            - San Fernando - POWs packed into small wooden boxcars

                - each boxcar could hold eight horses or forty men
                - Japanese packed 100 POWs into each boxcar
                - POWs who died remained standing
            - Capas - POWs leave boxcars - dead fall out of cars
            - POWs walked last ten miles to Camp O'Donnell
POW Camps:
    - Philippines:
        - Camp O'Donnell
            - unfinished Filipino Army training base
            - Japanese put it into use as a POW camp
            - one water spigot for the entire camp
            - as many as fifty POWs died each day
            - Japanese opened new POW camp at Cabanatuan
            - POWs too sick to be moved remained at Camp O'Donnell
Died:
    - Sunday - 7 June 1942 - dysentery
Buried:
    - Camp O'Donnell Cemetery
        -Section: M  Row: 9  Grave: 5
Reburied:
    - Wetumpka County Cemetery - Wetumpka, Alabama

 

 

 


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