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Sgt Herbert Steele

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Sgt Herbert Steele

Birth
Mercer County, Kentucky, USA
Death
14 Jun 1942 (aged 23)
Cabanatuan, Nueva Ecija Province, Central Luzon, Philippines
Burial
Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines
Plot
Plot L Row 1 Grave 140
Memorial ID
56763635 View Source

In 1940, Herbert and his bride Sally resided in Harrodsburg, Kentucky with his mother Miranda Watts Steele (1940 Census).

Herbert served with the 192nd Tank Battalion defending the Philippines against the Imperial Japanese Invasion. The 192nd covered the retreat to the Bataan Peninsula. They defended the air field, the beaches, and supported the Infantry. On 8 Apr 1942, the 192nd received the codeword "Crash", which was the order to destroy their remaining Stuart tanks. On 9 Apr 1942, Bataan surrendered and the infamous Bataan Death March followed. Herbert survived the march, but lost his life to dysentery while a POW of the Japanese.

In 1940, Herbert and his bride Sally resided in Harrodsburg, Kentucky with his mother Miranda Watts Steele (1940 Census).

Herbert served with the 192nd Tank Battalion defending the Philippines against the Imperial Japanese Invasion. The 192nd covered the retreat to the Bataan Peninsula. They defended the air field, the beaches, and supported the Infantry. On 8 Apr 1942, the 192nd received the codeword "Crash", which was the order to destroy their remaining Stuart tanks. On 9 Apr 1942, Bataan surrendered and the infamous Bataan Death March followed. Herbert survived the march, but lost his life to dysentery while a POW of the Japanese.

Gravesite Details

Headstone erroneously indicates 194th Tank Battalion


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  • Maintained by: truchasnm
  • Originally Created by: War Graves
  • Added: 8 Aug 2010
  • Find a Grave Memorial ID: 56763635
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/56763635/herbert-steele: accessed ), memorial page for Sgt Herbert Steele (12 Mar 1919–14 Jun 1942), Find a Grave Memorial ID 56763635, citing Manila American Cemetery and Memorial, Manila, Capital District, National Capital Region, Philippines; Maintained by truchasnm (contributor 47143330) .