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CPL Harold Rienhart Stahlecker
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Birth: Apr. 21, 1911
Boyd County
Nebraska, USA
Death: Oct. 24, 1944
Manila, Philippines

Memorial: Gravestone here in this cemetery
Burial is at:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial (ABMC)
Manila City, Philippines
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Harold was born Apr. 21, 1911 in Naper, Nebraska to Joe and Maria (Zeitner) Stahlecker. He enlisted in the military, and served with the Marines in B Company 1st. Battalion. He served in the Southwest Pacific Theatre, Philippine Islands. He was captured by the Japanese, and held at Camp 591. While being transported on the POW ship, Arisan Maru, it was hit by a torpedo from the US war ship, USS Snook, on Oct. 24, 1944. The ship sank four hours later. Harold was shot while trying to escape. Of the 1,790 POW's on board, only nine survived.
Harold is survived by his mother, Maria; 4 brothers, Albert, Herman, Walter and Henry; and 3 sisters, Alvina, Anna and Clara.
Harold was preceded in death by his father, Joe; and one brother, Richard.
Family links: 
  Josias C. Stahlecker (1870 - 1940)
  Maria Zeitner Stahlecker (1874 - 1953)
  Richard Stahlecker (1893 - 1917)*
  Albert Stahlecker (1895 - 1967)*
  Alvina Barbara Stahlecker Herrmann (1897 - 1961)*
  Herman Stahlecker (1899 - 1974)*
  Walter F Stahlecker (1902 - 1986)*
  Henry Robert Theodore Stahlecker (1905 - 1999)*
  Anna Viola Stahlecker Ullrich (1907 - 2003)*
  Harold Rienhart Stahlecker (1911 - 1944)
  Clara Viola Stahlecker Bechtold (1915 - 2006)*
*Calculated relationship

Lutheran Cemetery
Boyd County
Nebraska, USA
Maintained by: PENNY
Originally Created by: SD researcher
Record added: Nov 07, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 44026288
CPL Harold Rienhart Stahlecker
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CPL Harold Rienhart Stahlecker
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