Hey Jonsey....Thanks for your efforts, but his name was Sam, In fact his grand daughter, my niece in law, was named after him (Samantha). Maybe this particular roster was compiled when he was spending time in Company H. His final records, compiled after liberation, lists his primary assignment, though, as Company G, 2nd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment (US), Philippine Division. Of course, Company H, was also 2nd Battalion. Postscript...Jonsey, ain't all this fun and informative??
Oklahoma....It sure is both fun and informative, I just wish I had asked so many more questions before my parents died. The roster I have was done before they faced any combat at Bataan, so maybe your relative was in H company then. Have a great day!
Did you uncle receive the awards and decorations earned. I believe it is fair to say the majoirty of fallen warriors involved in the battles, and POW's killed in captivity have not been post humously awarded the awards and decorations due.
It is never too late for the next of kin to get invloved and pursue what is due for so many years.
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Post by insurrectomad on Feb 14, 2012 6:42:51 GMT -5
Hello, Just throwing-in my pennith; Although the love story is fiction in the film, The murder of nurses, priests etc and the denouncements/accusations that resulted in many civilians being tortured and shot , depicted in the story was real and happened, you can tell your grandchildren.
Hey Frisco....Thanks a bunch. I will contact my niece in law (Sam's grand daughter} so as for her to check this latest info out and pursue it further as far as awards,etc are concerned. The uniform she has refurbished has all the appropriate ribbons, decorations, etc that her grandfather was qualified for. As far as formal documentation, citations,etc she may not have gotten. I think she just may have gone to the Army/Navy store and purchased the appropriate decorations that her forebearer was eligible for. I will contact her about the actual written citations,etc. I notice that his last unit was Hq, 2nd Batalion, 31st Infantry Regiment. As I have said previously, somewhere on this forum, this soldier was in one of the two hospitals when Bataan surrendered. I am assuming, if this was the case, the patients are re-assigned to Hq, rather than, in his case, Company G or H. Thanks again for this info. Cheers
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