Wayne served as a Private First Class, 59th Coast Artillery Regiment (Harbor Defense), Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Colorado prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Coast Artillery Corps on September 1, 1940, prior to the war. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Driver and also as Single, without dependents.
Wayne 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 3, 1949.
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Son of Mr. & Mrs. Clem K. Thompson who resided in Sidney, Nebraska.
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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