Joseph Gazer was a member of 17th Ordnance. He fought on Bataan and became a Prisoner of War on April 9, 1942. He took part in the Bataan Death March and was held as a POW at Camp O'Donnell and Cabanatuan. In the fall of 1942, he was put on a Japanese transport, the Tottori Maru. During the trip he became ill and died. His remains were cremated and ashed sent to Mukden, Manchuria with the surviving POWs.
Proviso East High School Bataan Commemorative Research Project
Gravesite Details Entered the service from Michigan.