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PVT Jim Skareas

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PVT Jim Skareas

Birth
Death 28 Nov 1942 (aged 19)
China
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot Q, 1206
Memorial ID 3792581 View Source
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Jim served as a Private, Battery E, 59th Coast Artillery Regiment (Harbor Defense), Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in Nebraska prior to the war.

Jim 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.

Service # 18035226

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett


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  • Imported from: US Veteran's Affairs
  • Originally Created by: US Veterans Affairs Office
  • Added: 3 Mar 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 3792581
  • Find a Grave, database and images (www.findagrave.com/memorial/3792581/jim-skareas : accessed ), memorial page for PVT Jim Skareas (8 Mar 1923–28 Nov 1942), Find a Grave Memorial ID 3792581, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .