Roy served as a Private, Battery E, 59th Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Morgan County, Illinois prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Coast Artillery Corps on February 1, 1941, prior to the war, in Peoria, Illinois. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed as a Farm Hand and also as Single, without dependents.
Roy 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 February 3, 1949.
Service # 16017857
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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