|Birth: ||Jul. 27, 1910|
|Death: ||Jul. 4, 1942|
Nueva Ecija Province
Central Luzon, Philippines
Adrian Coulter was a member A Company, 194th Tank Battalion. He was stationed in the Philippine Islands when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Ten hours later, he lived through the bombing of Clark Airfield. For four months, he fought, with the other soldiers on Bataan, to slow Japan’s conquest of the Philippines. Without food, without adequate supplies, and no hope of being relieved, he became a Prisoner of War on April 9, 1942, when Bataan was surrendered to the Japanese.
He took part in the death march from Mariveles to Capas. There, 100 POWs were packed into small wooden boxcars that could hold 40 men or 8 horses. At San Fernando, the living left the boxcars and those who had died fell to the floor. The POWs walked the final miles to Camp O’Donnell.
As a POW, he was held at Camp O’Donnell and Cabanatuan in the Philippines.
He died of disease at Cabanatuan and was buried at the camp cemetery. After the war, his remains were moved to the new American Military Cemetery at Manila, where he was buried as an unknown.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
Maintained by: kateb
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56778827
Added: Apr. 3, 2013
Adrian died in a POW camp after the fall of Bataan. Adrian, you are a hero|
Added: Nov. 28, 2012