Melville served as a Private, Battery I, 59th Coast Artillery, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Stearns County, Minnesota prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on February 6, 1941, prior to the war. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being employed in a Foundry and also as Single, without dependents.
Robert became a POW of the Japanese Army during the Battle of Bataan in the Philippines.
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 in January 24, 1949.
Service # 18001669
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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PVT, 59 COAST ARTY CORPS WORLD WAR II
Gravesite Details He is also listed on the Roseau County Veteran's Memorial in Roseau,MN. 64513987
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