Clarence served as a Technical Sergeant, 24th Pursuit Group, V Interceptor Command, U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.
He resided in Multnomah County, Oregon prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on January 6, 1940, prior to the war. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in the production of miscellaneous petroleum and coal products and also as Single, without dependents.
Clarence 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 # 6579798
At the families request, the state of Wyoming was added to his headstone instead of his state of residence, as was normally done, (Oregon).
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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