Pvt Edward DeKoch

Pvt Edward DeKoch

Birth
Missouri, USA
Death 19 Dec 1942 (aged 22)
China
Burial Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA
Plot O 279
Memorial ID 64271768 · View Source
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Edward served as a Private, 31st Infantry, U.S. Army during World War II.

He resided in St. Louis, Missouri prior to the war.

Edward 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.

He was originally interred in the POW Camp in China and was later repatriated here 1949.

Service # 17016215

Bio by:
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett

Special thanks to:
Jeff Hall for submitting this record for bio updates!


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  • Created by: Jeff Hall
  • Added: 16 Jan 2011
  • Find A Grave Memorial 64271768
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Pvt Edward DeKoch (4 Jan 1920–19 Dec 1942), Find A Grave Memorial no. 64271768, citing National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, Honolulu, Honolulu County, Hawaii, USA ; Maintained by Jeff Hall (contributor 47296194) .