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2LT Arch B Rue

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2LT Arch B Rue

Birth
Death
31 Jan 1945 (aged 29)
Japan
Burial
Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA
Plot
Sec: 12, Site: 5220
Memorial ID
49306151 View Source

Second Lieutenant Arch B. Rue, one of Harrodsburg's 66 members of the 192nd Tank Battalion taken prisoner of the Japanese at the fall of Bataan, died January 31, 1945, in Fukuoka Camp, Japan according to a wire from the war department to his mother, Mrs. Insco Rue. The wire stated that the information was received through the International Red Cross which gave acute colonitis as the cause of death. Mrs. Rue was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Edgar McMurtry, in Glendale, when the message was received. When she arrived home Tuesday she found in the mailbox an undated prisoner of war form card, in which Lt. Rue said his health was good and he was feeling fine, made inquiries after two younger brothers and others of the family, and added: "Can't say much. Love to all especially new additions to the family." This indicates to his mother that he had received letters from home. The last card, prior to this, that she received from him was in July, 1944. Lt. Rue was a member of the Harrodsburg Christian Church and a graduate of the Harrodsburg high school and a splendid young man. He was the son of Mrs. Lottie Williams Rue and the late Insco W. Rue. Besides his mother, the following brothers and sisters survive: Miss Loraine Rue, Chicago; Mrs. Elliott Netherton, LaGrange, Ky.; Capt. Edwin W. Rue, who also fell a prisoner of the Japanese at Bataan, and as yet his liberation has not be announced; Mrs. Fred Oversteet, Bondville, Mercer County; Frank Rue, West Frankfort, Ind.; Mrs. Edgar McMurtry, Glendale, Ky.; Leslie Rue with the Merchant Marines; Clarence Rue with Marine Corps at present stationed in Honolulu; Mrs. Hugh Reed, Harrodsburg; Mrs. James H. Ison, with her husband who is in an Army camp in Louisiana; Insco Rue, Harrodsburg; Mrs. Aileen Doeler, who is at home with her mother during the absence of her husband overseas, at present in Germany.
(HH Fri Sep 14, 1945)

Second Lieutenant Arch B. Rue, one of Harrodsburg's 66 members of the 192nd Tank Battalion taken prisoner of the Japanese at the fall of Bataan, died January 31, 1945, in Fukuoka Camp, Japan according to a wire from the war department to his mother, Mrs. Insco Rue. The wire stated that the information was received through the International Red Cross which gave acute colonitis as the cause of death. Mrs. Rue was visiting her daughter, Mrs. Edgar McMurtry, in Glendale, when the message was received. When she arrived home Tuesday she found in the mailbox an undated prisoner of war form card, in which Lt. Rue said his health was good and he was feeling fine, made inquiries after two younger brothers and others of the family, and added: "Can't say much. Love to all especially new additions to the family." This indicates to his mother that he had received letters from home. The last card, prior to this, that she received from him was in July, 1944. Lt. Rue was a member of the Harrodsburg Christian Church and a graduate of the Harrodsburg high school and a splendid young man. He was the son of Mrs. Lottie Williams Rue and the late Insco W. Rue. Besides his mother, the following brothers and sisters survive: Miss Loraine Rue, Chicago; Mrs. Elliott Netherton, LaGrange, Ky.; Capt. Edwin W. Rue, who also fell a prisoner of the Japanese at Bataan, and as yet his liberation has not be announced; Mrs. Fred Oversteet, Bondville, Mercer County; Frank Rue, West Frankfort, Ind.; Mrs. Edgar McMurtry, Glendale, Ky.; Leslie Rue with the Merchant Marines; Clarence Rue with Marine Corps at present stationed in Honolulu; Mrs. Hugh Reed, Harrodsburg; Mrs. James H. Ison, with her husband who is in an Army camp in Louisiana; Insco Rue, Harrodsburg; Mrs. Aileen Doeler, who is at home with her mother during the absence of her husband overseas, at present in Germany.
(HH Fri Sep 14, 1945)

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  • Created by: John C. Anderson
  • Added: 6 Mar 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 49306151
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/49306151/arch-b-rue: accessed ), memorial page for 2LT Arch B Rue (2 Jan 1916–31 Jan 1945), Find a Grave Memorial ID 49306151, citing Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington, Arlington County, Virginia, USA; Maintained by John C. Anderson (contributor 47208015).