Earl served as a Corporal, Battery I, 60th Coast Artillery Regiment (Anti-Aircraft), Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Dallas County, Iowa prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Coast Artillery Corps on February 15, 1941, prior to the war, at Fort Des Moines, Iowa. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a mechanic and also as Single, without dependents.
Earl 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 November 17, 1949.
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