Birchell Keeling

Birchell Keeling

Birth
Washington County, Kentucky, USA
Death 1 Jul 1942 (aged 19)
Bataan Province, Central Luzon, Philippines
Burial Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID 140704300 · View Source
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Born in Washington county, He was the son of Cecil and Rose Keeling. He was the older brother of Ann Keeling Walls, Juanita Keeling Moss, Curtis and J.C. Keeling, and Billy Eugene Keeling.

Birchell was inducted in the U.S. Army on Nov. 25, 1940, he trained at Fort Knox and Camp Polk, LA.

He was sent overseas to the Philippines and was at the Battle of Luzon and Battle of Bataan.

He was a POW, Philippine Island, Cabanatuan. Birchell was one of many from Mercer County, KY, that was on the "Death March." He died in a prisoner of was camp, July 1, 1942 of dysentery. He was buried in a mass grave, to date remains unfound.

This young man was a Christian.

note: The in the photo Birchell Keeling is on the left, the smaller man on the right is his cousin Earl Fowler.


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  • Created by: Peggy L
  • Added: 31 Dec 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 140704300
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Birchell Keeling (9 May 1923–1 Jul 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 140704300, citing Spring Hill Cemetery, Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA ; Maintained by Peggy L (contributor 48262750) .