The above year is not accurate. He died more than likely in 1943 or 1944.
George served as a Private, 59th Coast Artillery Regiment (Harbor Defense), Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in McDowell County, West Virginia prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Coast Artillery Corps on February 10, 1941, prior to the war, at Fort Thomas, Newport, Kentucky. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.
George 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.
Service # 15065797
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett