Pete served as a Private, Battery D, 60th Coast Artillery Regiment (Anti-Aircraft), Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Coast Artillery Corps on February 10, 1941, prior to the war, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.
Pete became a POW of the Japanese Army during the "Fall Of the Philippines" in 1942.
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 repatriated here on October 10, 1949.
Service # 18049938
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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