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PFC Garth Homer Fletcher
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Birth: 1918
Vermont, USA
Death: Jan. 3, 1943, China

PFC Garth Fletcher was a POW who died in the Mukden Prison Camp in modern day Shenyang, China. His body was brought home for burial in 1946. A friend from the camp carried PFC Fletcher's wallet back to his family.

There is some confusion about his death date. The gravestone says May 3, 1943; his POW record in the Mukden Prisoner Of War Remembrance Society says Dec 12, 1942; the fellow veteran who carried Fletcher's wallet home gave his death date as Jan. 3, 1943. I chose to go with the veteran's date.

If you know more about this man, please let me know. I found his stone by accident on a walk and have been very touched by his story. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  Homer B Fletcher (1887 - 1976)
  Gladys Gross Fletcher (1897 - 1980)
 
 Siblings:
  Fay G. Fletcher (1915 - 1993)*
  Garth Homer Fletcher (1918 - 1943)
  Vern Walter Fletcher (1922 - 2009)*
  Keith E. Fletcher (1929 - 2003)*
  Lynn E Fletcher (1936 - 2011)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Richford Center Cemetery
Richford
Franklin County
Vermont, USA
 
Created by: Sarah O
Record added: Apr 09, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 50873508
PFC Garth Homer Fletcher
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PFC Garth Homer Fletcher
Added by: Barb Destromp
 
PFC Garth Homer Fletcher
Added by: Sarah O
 
 
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- Russ Pickett
 Added: Jun. 8, 2016

- Barb Destromp
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- Russ Pickett
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