TSGT Thomas C Rohrabaugh

TSGT Thomas C Rohrabaugh

Birth
Death 29 Jun 1943 (aged 40)
China
Burial Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA
Plot C, 242
Memorial ID 2559879 · View Source
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Thomas served as a Technical Sergeant, Battery B, 200th Coast Artillery Regiment (Anti-Aircraft), Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Bernalillo County, New Mexico & was a member of the New Mexico National Guard prior to the war.

His National Guard unit was called into full time active Army service on January 6, 1941, prior to the war, from Albuquerque, New Mexico. He was noted, at that time, as being employed as a Clerk and also as Married.

Thomas 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 on October 26, 1949.

Service # 20842942

At the families request, the state of Illinois was added to his headstone instead of his state of residence, as was normally done, (New Mexico).

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 2559879
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for TSGT Thomas C Rohrabaugh (28 Jun 1903–29 Jun 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 2559879, citing Camp Butler National Cemetery, Springfield, Sangamon County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .