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PFC James A Steeves

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PFC James A Steeves

Birth
Minnesota, USA
Death 26 Nov 1942 (aged 23)
China
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Q 280
Memorial ID 116120047 View Source
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James served as a Private First Class, 31st Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Aitkin County, Minnesota prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on September 7, 1940, prior to the war, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the building of aircraft and also as Single, without dependents.

James 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 # 17001685

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: Jeff Hall
  • Added: 27 Aug 2013
  • Find a Grave Memorial 116120047
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/116120047/james-a-steeves : accessed ), memorial page for PFC James A Steeves (15 Dec 1918–26 Nov 1942), Find a Grave Memorial ID 116120047, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Jeff Hall (contributor 47296194) .