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Pvt. John Lewis and Pvt. Paul Ratay pose for this photo at Ft. Knox. 

John Lewis did not go to the Philippine Islands.

Pvt. Paul Ratay died as a POW.

Courtesy of the Rowland Family

 

Pvt. William Blacketer, on the left, and Lt. Fred Bruni in one of the two HQ Company tanks. The tank driver is not identified.

Pvt. William Blacketer survived the war.  As a captain, Lt. Fred Bruni became commanding officer of HQ Company.  He was the highest ranking American officer executed on Palawan Island by the Japanese.

Courtesy of the Rowland Family

 

Pfc. George Garman, Pfc. Albert DeCurtins (looking back), and Sgt. W. L. Brown take a break at Ft. Knox.

Pfc. George Garman survived three and one half years as a POW.  Pfc. Albert DeCurtins and Sgt. W. L. Brown died while POWs.

Courtesy of the Rowland Family

 

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