Everett served as a Private, 59thth Coast Artillery Regiment (Harbor Defense), Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Coast Artillery Corps on February 13, 1941, prior to the war, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Driver and also as Single, without dependents.
Everett 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 March 30, 1949.
Having been born in New York and residing in Nebraska at the time of his enlistment, it is currently unknown why "Oklahoma" is shown on his headstone. Normally the State of residence is shown on all headstones.
Service # 17023975
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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