Edwin served as a Corporal, Band Company, 59th Coast Artillery Regiment, Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Coast Artillery Corps on January 18, 1941, prior to the war, at Fort McDowell, Angel Island, California. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.
Edwin 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 October 10, 1949.
Service # 19013506
His brother, SSgt Robert B. Micken, was also "Killed In Action" during the war.
Robert & Edwin both have a "Cenotaph" in the Mellinger Mennonite Cemetery, Lancaster, Pennsylvania with their family.
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Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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