John served as a Private First Class, Company B, 803rd Engineer Battalion, Aviation, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in Louisiana prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on May 29, 1941, prior to the war, at Jacksonville Army Air Force Base, Florida. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in construction and also as Single, without dependents.
John 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 February 3, 1949.
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Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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