Lafaye served as a Corporal, Battery F, 515th Coast Artillery Regiment (AntiAircraft), U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Bernalillo County, New Mexico prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on April 3, 1941, prior to the war, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a painter and also as Single, without dependents.
Lafaye 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 on November 17, 1949.
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Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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