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Sgt George J Eckhardt, Jr
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Birth: unknown
New York, USA
Death: Sep. 7, 1944

George served as a Sergeant in the 31st Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided at 1768 Lake Avenue, Rochester, Monroe County, New York prior to the war. He enlisted in the Army on August 13, 1939, prior to the war. He was noted as Single, without dependents.

He was taken prisoner by the Japanese during the Fall of Corregidor.

He "Died While A POW" when an enemy freighter transporting prisoners near the Philippines was torpedoed and sunk. He was awarded a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart.

Service # 06976410
 
 
Note: Entered the service from New York.
 
Burial:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
Manila
Metro Manila
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Tablets of the Missing
 
Maintained by: Russ Pickett
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56751701
Sgt George J Eckhardt, Jr
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Added by: Paul Hyde Schott
 
 
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NARA Home of Record: Monroe County, New York...Killed In Action as Japanese Prisoner Of War aboard the Shinyo Maru...31st Infantry Regiment...Memorialized on the Tablets of the Missing in Manila...Your service and sacrifice must never be forgotten.
- Eric Ackerman
 Added: Aug. 22, 2014

- Russ Pickett
 Added: Jun. 5, 2011
 
 
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