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1LT George Alger VanArsdall

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1LT George Alger VanArsdall

Birth
Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
Death
9 Jan 1945 (aged 32)
Philippines
Burial
Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, USA GPS-Latitude: 37.7696409, Longitude: -84.8405359
Plot
Section U Lot 37
Memorial ID
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1st Lt. George Alger Van Arsdall

2nd Lt. George A. Van Arsdall was born on November 18, 1912, in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, to Riker Van Arsdall & Maude Rose-Van Arsdall. He had four brothers and three sisters and was known as "Jimmy" to his friends and family. George grew up at 108 North Greenville Street and attended local schools .
George joined the 38th Tank Company of the Kentucky National Guard which was headquartered in an armory in Harrodsburg. He worked as a farmer and was married to Alice. He was the father of one daughter and two sons. On November 25, 1940, his tank company was federalized as D Company, 192nd Tank Battalion.
Arriving in Philippines, George and the rest of the 192nd were taken to Ft. Stotsenburg. Upon arrival at the fort, George was put into the hospital because he had developed tuberculosis.
He became a POW, Bataan Death March, Camp O'Donnell was a death trap. As many as fifty POWs died each day.
At some point, George was selected to go out on the Nichols Airfield on the Las Pinas Work Detail. With him was Capt. Edwin Rue. This detail quickly became known as a death detail because of the large number of POWs who died from being overworked and abused.
Since George's final resting place is unknown, his name appears on the Tablets of the Missing at the American Military Cemetery outside Manila.
Since there was no second way to confirm the remains were actually those of George Van Arsdall, the remains were buried as "Unknown."

Note; This a summary of the information found online.

Esther Louise (McNamer) VanArsdall of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, daughter of
Robert Clyde McNamer and Nettie May Widdig, born 09 July 1916, died Tuesday
02 March 1999 in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, and was buried at the
Spring Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. She was the widow of Lt.
George Alger "Jimmy" VanArsdall, son of Riker Samuel VanArsdall and Maud
Rose, who died at sea in World War II. Survivors in her immediate family
include two grandchildren: Elizabeth "Lisa" VanArsdall Reining and
Alexander Bertrand VanArsdall, children of Jimmy and Esther's deceased son
William Riker VanArsdall and his wife Melena Jacobs (Harrodsburg Herald,
Thursday March 4,1999).Died near Formosa, Sunken Japenese ship
1st Lt. George Alger Van Arsdall

2nd Lt. George A. Van Arsdall was born on November 18, 1912, in Harrodsburg, Kentucky, to Riker Van Arsdall & Maude Rose-Van Arsdall. He had four brothers and three sisters and was known as "Jimmy" to his friends and family. George grew up at 108 North Greenville Street and attended local schools .
George joined the 38th Tank Company of the Kentucky National Guard which was headquartered in an armory in Harrodsburg. He worked as a farmer and was married to Alice. He was the father of one daughter and two sons. On November 25, 1940, his tank company was federalized as D Company, 192nd Tank Battalion.
Arriving in Philippines, George and the rest of the 192nd were taken to Ft. Stotsenburg. Upon arrival at the fort, George was put into the hospital because he had developed tuberculosis.
He became a POW, Bataan Death March, Camp O'Donnell was a death trap. As many as fifty POWs died each day.
At some point, George was selected to go out on the Nichols Airfield on the Las Pinas Work Detail. With him was Capt. Edwin Rue. This detail quickly became known as a death detail because of the large number of POWs who died from being overworked and abused.
Since George's final resting place is unknown, his name appears on the Tablets of the Missing at the American Military Cemetery outside Manila.
Since there was no second way to confirm the remains were actually those of George Van Arsdall, the remains were buried as "Unknown."

Note; This a summary of the information found online.

Esther Louise (McNamer) VanArsdall of Harrodsburg, Kentucky, daughter of
Robert Clyde McNamer and Nettie May Widdig, born 09 July 1916, died Tuesday
02 March 1999 in Harrodsburg, Mercer County, Kentucky, and was buried at the
Spring Hill Cemetery in Harrodsburg, Kentucky. She was the widow of Lt.
George Alger "Jimmy" VanArsdall, son of Riker Samuel VanArsdall and Maud
Rose, who died at sea in World War II. Survivors in her immediate family
include two grandchildren: Elizabeth "Lisa" VanArsdall Reining and
Alexander Bertrand VanArsdall, children of Jimmy and Esther's deceased son
William Riker VanArsdall and his wife Melena Jacobs (Harrodsburg Herald,
Thursday March 4,1999).Died near Formosa, Sunken Japenese ship

Inscription

George A. VanArsdall
1st LT US Army
World War II
Nov. 18, 1912 Jan 9, 1945



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