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CPL Harold Rienhart Stahlecker

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CPL Harold Rienhart Stahlecker

  • Birth 21 Apr 1911 Naper, Boyd County, Nebraska, USA
  • Death 24 Oct 1944 Manila, Metro Manila, National Capital Region, Philippines
  • Burial Naper, Boyd County, Nebraska, USA
  • Plot Final resting place unknown. Name listed on the Tablets of the Missing.
  • Memorial ID 44026288

Memorial: Gravestone here in this cemetery
Burial is at:
Manila American Cemetery and Memorial (ABMC)
Manila
Manila City, Philippines
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Harold was born Apr. 21, 1911 in Naper, Nebraska to Joe and Maria (Zeitner) Stahlecker. He enlisted in the military, and served with the Marines in B Company 1st. Battalion. He served in the Southwest Pacific Theatre, Philippine Islands. He was captured by the Japanese, and held at Camp 591. While being transported on the POW ship, Arisan Maru, it was hit by a torpedo from the US war ship, USS Snook, on Oct. 24, 1944. The ship sank four hours later. Harold was shot while trying to escape. Of the 1,790 POW's on board, only nine survived.
Harold is survived by his mother, Maria; 4 brothers, Albert, Herman, Walter and Henry; and 3 sisters, Alvina, Anna and Clara.
Harold was preceded in death by his father, Joe; and one brother, Richard.



Inscription


NEBRASKA
CPL US MARINE CORPS
WORLD WAR II PH


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  • Maintained by: PENNY
  • Originally Created by: SD researcher
  • Added: 7 Nov 2009
  • Find A Grave Memorial 44026288
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for CPL Harold Rienhart Stahlecker (21 Apr 1911–24 Oct 1944), Find A Grave Memorial no. 44026288, citing Lutheran Cemetery, Naper, Boyd County, Nebraska, USA ; Maintained by PENNY (contributor 47113447) .