Elzie served as a Corporal, 200th Coast Artillery, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Torrance County, New Mexico prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on March 22, 1941, prior to the war, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a stationary engineer and also as Married.
Elzie became a POW of the Japanese Army during the Battle of Bataan in the Philippines.
He "Died While A POW" of the Japanese Army at Hoten Pow Camp, Mukden, Manchuria 42-123 (China) during the war.
He was awarded the Prisoner Of War Medal and the Purple Heart.
He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was later repatriated here in November 17, 1949.
At the families request, his state of birth was added to his headstone (Texas) instead of his state of residence, which was normally done, (New Mexico).
Service # 11024240
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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