Eugene served as a Private, 60th Coast Artillery Regiment (Anti-Aircraft), Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in St. Louis, Missouri prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Coast Artillery Corps on February 11, 1941, prior to the war, at Jefferson Barracks, Missouri. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Cook and also as Single, without dependents.
When Eugene enlisted he stated that he was born in 1921 instead of his actual birth year of 1923.
Eugene 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 December 3, 1947.
Service # 17016351
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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