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Tec4 Birchell Keeling

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Tec4 Birchell Keeling

Birth
Washington County, Kentucky, USA
Death
1 Jul 1942 (aged 19)
Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija Province, Central Luzon, Philippines
Memorial Site*
Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines

* A structure erected in honor of someone whose remains lie elsewhere.

Plot
Tablets of the Missing
Memorial ID
56761318 View Source

Enlisted on 25 November 1940 in Harrodsburg, Ky in the Kentucky National Guard
Technician Fourth Class, U.S. Army, 20523481
Kentucky National Guard 38th Tank Company
192nd Tank Battalion - D Company M3 "Stuart" tanks
POW☆​​MIA

When Birchell was 17, he followed his older cousin, Earl Fowler, into the Kentucky National Guard and the 38th Tank Company.

He was captured in Bataan following the American surrender on April 9, 1942, and died of dysentery on July 1, 1942, at the Cabanatuan Prison Camp in Nueva Ecija Province. He was buried in a communal grave in the camp cemetery along with other deceased American POWs; however, his remains could not be associated with any remains recovered from Cabanatuan after the war.
DPAA assessed the individual's case to be in the analytical category of Active Pursuit.

Birchell remains Missing in Action today.

Enlisted on 25 November 1940 in Harrodsburg, Ky in the Kentucky National Guard
Technician Fourth Class, U.S. Army, 20523481
Kentucky National Guard 38th Tank Company
192nd Tank Battalion - D Company M3 "Stuart" tanks
POW☆​​MIA

When Birchell was 17, he followed his older cousin, Earl Fowler, into the Kentucky National Guard and the 38th Tank Company.

He was captured in Bataan following the American surrender on April 9, 1942, and died of dysentery on July 1, 1942, at the Cabanatuan Prison Camp in Nueva Ecija Province. He was buried in a communal grave in the camp cemetery along with other deceased American POWs; however, his remains could not be associated with any remains recovered from Cabanatuan after the war.
DPAA assessed the individual's case to be in the analytical category of Active Pursuit.

Birchell remains Missing in Action today.

Gravesite Details

Entered the service from Kentucky.


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