|Birth: ||May 6, 1919|
|Death: ||May 7, 1942, Philippines|
Cpl. Ray Baldon joined the Wisconsin National Guard with his twin brother, Fay. He was inducted into the U.S. Army in November 1940 when his tank company was called to federal service. He was sent to Fort Knox, Kentucky for his basic training. His tank company was designated as A Company, 192nd Tank Battalion.
He was sent to the Philippine Islands where he fought in some of the first tank battles of WWII involving American tanks. When Bataan surrendered to the Japanese, he became a Prisoner of War. He took part in the death march from Mariveles to San Fernando. He was held at Camp O'Donnell and went out on a work detail. He was so ill, that he was returned to Camp O'Donnell where he died of dysentery.
His brother, Fay, also died as a POW.
For more information, go to:
Proviso East High School Bataan Commemorative Research Project
Note: Entered the service from Wisconsin.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
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Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
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