Sterling served as a Private First Class, Company I, 3rd Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment, U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.
He resided in Oklahoma prior to the war.
Sterling 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 December 20, 1948.
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Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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