Pvt Robert R Cordova


Pvt Robert R Cordova

Death 3 May 1943 (aged 27)
Burial San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA
Memorial ID 3883302 View Source
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Robert served as a Private, 59th Coast Artillery, 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 7, 1940, prior to the war. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a mining-machine operator and also as Single, without dependents.

Robert 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 later repatriated here on July 13, 1949.

Service # 18000435

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 3883302
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Robert R Cordova (3 Mar 1916–3 May 1943), Find a Grave Memorial ID 3883302, citing Golden Gate National Cemetery, San Bruno, San Mateo County, California, USA ; Maintained by US Veterans Affairs Office (contributor 5) .