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 Birchell Keeling

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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

This is a memorial only, there is no grave site as yet. If any remains are found, then he will be buried next to his dad.

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.

This is a memorial only, there is no grave site as yet. If any remains are found, then he will be buried next to his dad.

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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