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 Cecil J Sims

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Cecil J Sims

Birth
Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
Death
31 Aug 1990 (aged 73)
Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky, USA
Burial
Burial Details Unknown
Memorial ID
146651951 View Source

Cecil Sims was a Kentucky National Guardsman called to federal service as a member D Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. He was transferred to HQ Company at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
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 later transported to Japan to Fukuoka #4.
He remained in the camp until liberated at the end of the war. He returned to Kentucky went to college and became a teacher. He later became a school principal until he retired in 1981.

Cecil Sims was a Kentucky National Guardsman called to federal service as a member D Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. He was transferred to HQ Company at Fort Knox, Kentucky.
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 later transported to Japan to Fukuoka #4.
He remained in the camp until liberated at the end of the war. He returned to Kentucky went to college and became a teacher. He later became a school principal until he retired in 1981.

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