PVT David J Semic

Pennsylvania, USA
Death 21 Nov 1942 (aged 28)
Burial Oberlin, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 165546178 View Source
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David served as a Private, 454th Ordinance Company, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Coast Artillery Corps on May 17, 1941, prior to the war, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a stationary engineers and also as Single, without dependents.

David 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 1947.

Service # 33013123

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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  • Created by: Russ Pickett
  • Added: 21 Jun 2016
  • Find a Grave Memorial 165546178
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for PVT David J Semic (1 Apr 1914–21 Nov 1942), Find a Grave Memorial ID 165546178, citing Churchville Cemetery, Oberlin, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Russ Pickett (contributor 46575736) .