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PFC Sammy L Caldwell
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Birth: Jun. 22, 1919
Death: Dec. 14, 1944
Palawan Province
MIMAROPA, Philippines

Palawan Massacre
During World War II, in order to prevent the rescue of prisoners of war by the advancing allies, on 14 December 1944, the Japanese herded the remaining 150 POWs at Puerto Princesa into three covered trenches which were then set on fire using barrels of gasoline. As prisoners tried to escape the flames they were shot down. Some escaped by going over a cliff that ran along one side of the trenches, but were later hunted down and killed. Only 11 men escaped the slaughter and between 133 and 141 were killed. The site of the massacre can still be visited. The massacre is the premise of the recently published book "Last Man Out: Glenn McDole, USMC, Survivor of the Palawan Massacre in World War II" by Bob Wilbanks, and the opening scenes of the 2005 Miramax movie, "The Great Raid". 
 
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 Parents:
  Bertha Lee Bryant Caldwell (1894 - 1943)
 
 Siblings:
  Sammy L. Caldwell (1919 - 1944)*
  Sammy L Caldwell (1919 - 1944)
  Derwood Glen Caldwell (1921 - 1993)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
PFC, US MARINE CORPS WORLD WAR II
 
Burial:
Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
Lemay
St. Louis County
Missouri, USA
Plot: SECTION 85 SITE 63
 
Created by: Eric Kreft
Record added: Apr 22, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19049591
PFC Sammy L Caldwell
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PFC Sammy L Caldwell
Added by: Eric Kreft
 
PFC Sammy L Caldwell
Added by: Eric Kreft
 
 
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