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 Garratt Gilbert Royalty

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Garratt Gilbert Royalty

Birth
Bohon, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
Death
5 Jan 1985 (aged 67)
Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
Burial
Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
Memorial ID
145548827 View Source

Garratt Royalty was a member D Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. He was stationed in the Philippine Islands when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Ten hours later, he lived through the bombing of Clark Airfield. For four months, he fought, with the other soldiers on Bataan, to slow Japan’s conquest of the Philippines. Without food, without adequate supplies, and no hope of being relieved, he became a Prisoner of War on April 9, 1942, when Bataan was surrendered to the Japanese.
As a POW, he was held at Camp O’Donnell and Cabanatuan in the Philippines. He was rescued by U.S. Army Rangers at Cabanatuan on January 30, 1945.
Garratt returned home, married, and was the father of eight children.

Garratt Royalty was a member D Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. He was stationed in the Philippine Islands when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor. Ten hours later, he lived through the bombing of Clark Airfield. For four months, he fought, with the other soldiers on Bataan, to slow Japan’s conquest of the Philippines. Without food, without adequate supplies, and no hope of being relieved, he became a Prisoner of War on April 9, 1942, when Bataan was surrendered to the Japanese.
As a POW, he was held at Camp O’Donnell and Cabanatuan in the Philippines. He was rescued by U.S. Army Rangers at Cabanatuan on January 30, 1945.
Garratt returned home, married, and was the father of eight children.


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