|Birth: ||Dec. 13, 1919|
|Death: ||Apr. 6, 1979|
What came to be known as the BATAAN DEATH MARCH included 89 men from Curry County. WALTER W. HOUSTON was one of of those men from Curry County who served with the 200th Coast Artillery (New Mexico National Guard) in the Philippines during World War II.
On April 9, 1942, with only two days of food left for his troops and facing an imminent Japanese assault, the American general commanding Bataan surrendered. Japanese soldiers began rounding up the Americans and Filipinos in small groups and marched about 100,000 malnourished and diseased men 55 miles to a railroad station. The prisoners endured barbaric treatment and living conditions from their Japanese captures until they were liberated at the end of the war.
Birttie Ann Jameson Houston (1897 - 1929)
Laura Beatrice Kenemore Houston (1923 - 2005)*
SSGT US Army WW II
New Mexico, USA
Created by: Kenneth D. Bogard
Record added: Feb 08, 2003
Find A Grave Memorial# 7169981