Arthur served as a Technical Sergeant, Ordinance Department, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Union County, New Jersey prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Air Corps on October 3, 1941, prior to the war. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Shipping and receiving clerk and also as Single, without dependents.
Arthur 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 January 26, 1949.
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Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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