Archie served as a Private First Class, Battery B, 52nd Coast Artillery Training Battalion, Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Wayne County, Indiana prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Coast Artillery Corps on August 14, 1941, prior to the war, at Camp Callan, California. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Driver and also as Single, without dependents.
Archie 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 February 3, 1949.
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Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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