Claude served as a Private, Ordinance Department, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Los Angeles County, California prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on May 9, 1941, prior to the war, in Los Angeles, California. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a sheet metal worker and also as Single, without dependents.
Claude became a POW of the Japanese Army during the Battle of Bataan in the Philippines.
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 in November 1, 1947.
At the families request, his state of birth was added to his headstone (Utah) instead of his state of residence, which was normally done, (California).
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Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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