|Death: ||Jun. 4, 1942, Philippines|
During World War II, Raymond Baca was serving with the 200th Coast Artillery Corps in the Phillipines. On 8 Dec 1941, Imperial Japanese began their invasion of the Philippines. The 200th was divided to form the 515th Coast Artillery Regiment to provide for the defense of Manila. Raymaond became part of the 515th Coast Artillery Regiment with Company B. After the artillery were destroyed the 200th and the 515th resorted to fighting as Infantry and became known as th 'Battlin' Bastards of Bataan'. Both units were on the Bataan Peninsula when compelled to surrender on 9 Apr 1942. Raymond endured and survived the infamous Bataan Death March that followed, but lost his life at Camp O'Donnell POW Camp.
Note: Entered the service from New Mexico.
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial
National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot: Plot D Row 7 Grave 21
Maintained by: truchasnm
Originally Created by: CWGC/ABMC
Record added: Aug 08, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 56786721