Aaron served as a Staff Sergeant, Manila Finance Office, Finance Department, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Finance Department on September 9, 1940, prior to the war, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Salesperson and also as Single, without dependents.
Aaron 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 in 1949.
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