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Walter Earl Van Horn
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Birth: Aug. 9, 1913, USA
Death: Jan. 26, 1945, USA

Son of Martha E. and William D. Van Horn.

VAN HORN, WALTER E. PFC ASN 37049584
PHILIPPINE MEDICAL DEPT. ASSIGNED GENERAL HOSPITAL # 2 (BATTAN) AT SURRENDER STATE OF RESIDENCE: MISSOURI
DIED 26 JAN 1945 ON THE BRAZIL MARU, FOUR DAYS BEFORE ARRIVING AT MOJI, JAPAN; BURIED AT SEA ASSIGNMENT PRIOR TO WAR: FORT MILLS HOSPITAL
PREVIOUS CAMPS IN PHILIPPINES BEFORE SHIPMENT TO JAPAN WERE:
O'DONELL (SURVIVED THE DEATH MARCH)
CABANATUAN AFTER JUNE 1942
BILIBID (FOR TRANSIT ONLY) DECEMBER 1944
ORYOKU MARU (SUNK) HE SURIVIVED & WAS TRANSFER TO ENOURA MARU (SUNK IN TAIWAN) SURIVIVED AGAIN
TRANSFER TO BRAZIL MARU
HE DIED BEFORE ARRIVAL IN JAPAN
HE IS NOTED ON THE MANILA TABLET OF THE MISSING NOTE: BOTH THE ORYOKU MARU & ENOURA MARU WERE SUNK BY AIRCRAFTS FROM THE USS HORNETS WHO WERE UNAWARE THAT THEY WERE PRISONER OF WAR SHIPS

ST. LOUISIAN REPORTED HELD BY JAPANESE
PRIVATE Walter EARL VAN HORN, 29, REPORTED MISSING AFTER THE FALL OF CORREGIDOR, IS NOW A JAPANESE PRISONER, HIS FATHER W. D. VAN HORN, 4049 A SHENANDOAH AVENUE, LEARNED YESTERDAY.
PRIVATE VAN HORN ENLISTED IN THE MEDICAL CORPS IN SEPTEMBER, 1942. EDUCATED AT ILLINOIS SCHOOL, HE WAS EMPLOYED AS A METAL WORKER BEFORE ENLISTING. A BROTHER SEAMAN FIRST CLASS EDWARD VAN HORN, 19, IS ON ACTIVE DUTY WITH THE NAVY.

AMERICAN BATTLE MOUMENTS COMMISSION
THE WORLD WAR TWO HONOR ROLL
WALTER E. VAN HORN
PRIVATE, U.S. ARMY
SERVICE # 37049584
2ND GENERAL HOSPITAL
ENTER THE SERVICE FROM: MISSOURI
DIED: 26-JAN-1945
MISSING IN ACTION OR BURIED AT SEA
TABLETS OF THE MISSING AT MANILA AMERICAN CEMETERY MANILA, PHILIPPINES
He recieved the Purple Heart which was sent to his parents. 
 
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 Parents:
  William Daniel Van Horn (1879 - 1960)
  Martha Elizabeth Cook Van Horn (1889 - 1967)
 
 Siblings:
  Tennie Laura Van Horn Stapp (1908 - 1995)*
  William Raymond VanHorn (1910 - 1990)*
  Walter Earl Van Horn (1913 - 1945)
  Lawrence Paul Van Horn (1917 - 1989)*
  Herbert Allan VanHorn (1918 - 2004)*
  Mary Elizabeth Van Horn Efird (1920 - 1989)*
  Edward James VanHorn (1922 - 1990)*
  Clara Louise VanHorn Blackburn (1923 - 2007)*
  Everett Eugene Van Horn (1926 - 2010)*
  Donald George Van Horn (1930 - 1996)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Harp Cemetery
Harp
Hot Spring County
Arkansas, USA
 
Maintained by: Joanne
Originally Created by: Pat Hall
Record added: May 02, 2001
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Walter Earl Van Horn
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Walter Earl Van Horn
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Walter Earl Van Horn
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- Jordie
 Added: Jan. 27, 2013

- C L Blackburn
 Added: May. 28, 2012
Thank you Uncle for defending your country and paying the highest price for it with your life. You are still thought of by your family frequently. We love you. I know you are with Jesus and our Lord.
- Joanne
 Added: Jan. 23, 2012
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