|Birth: ||Jun. 15, 1921|
|Death: ||Jan. 16, 1943, China|
Francis served as a Private, Battery F, 60th Coast Artillery, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Cook County, Minnesota prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on January 28, 1941, prior to the war, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.
Francis became a POW of the Japanese Army during the Battle of Bataan in the Philippines.
He "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.
He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.
He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was later repatriated here in 1949.
Service # 17024991
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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PVT, 60 COAST ARTY WORLD WAR II
Holy Rosary Cemetery
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NARA records list this soldiers Home of Record as Cook County, Minnesota...Died Non-Battle...Japanese Prisoner Of War...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.|
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