Arthur H. Eckardt

Arthur H. Eckardt

Texas, USA
Death 5 Feb 1943 (aged 21)
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San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA
Plot Section M Site 26
Memorial ID 3022270 · View Source
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Arthur served as a Private, Headquaters, 59th Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Bexar County, Texas prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Coast Artillery Corps on February 6, 1941, prior to the war, at Fort Sam Houston, Texas. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

Arthur 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 later repatriated here on November 6, 1947.

Service # 18048802

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Gravesite Details Pvt, US Army, World War II

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  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3022270
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Arthur H. Eckardt (29 Sep 1921–5 Feb 1943), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3022270, citing Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery, San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .