PVT Richard Coy Meckley


PVT Richard Coy Meckley

Bells Landing, Clearfield County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 9 Dec 1942 (aged 23)
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Q, 284
Memorial ID 3784981 View Source
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Richard served as a Private, Battery H, 60th Coast Artillery Regiment (Anti-Aircraft), Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Clearfield County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.

He enlisted in the Army Coast Artillery Corps on May 13, 1941, prior to the war, in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.

Richard became a POW of the Japanese Army during the "Fall Of the Philippines" in the spring of 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 October 10, 1949.

Service # 13030159

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

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