PFC Thomas E Sliger

PFC Thomas E Sliger

Birth
Oklahoma, USA
Death 31 Dec 1942 (aged 25)
China
Burial San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA
Plot D, 244
Memorial ID 3634126 · View Source
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Thomas served as a Private First Class, 31st Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Hughes County, Oklahoma prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army on March 20, 1941, prior to the war, at Fort Rosecrans, California. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

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 March 4, 1948.

Service # 19044361

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 3634126
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for PFC Thomas E Sliger (9 Dec 1917–31 Dec 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 3634126, citing Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .