Bobbie served as a Private First Class, Battery E, 59th Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Dona Ana County, New Mexico prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army on September 7, 1940, prior to the war, at Fort Bliss, El Paso, Texas. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.
Bobbie 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 on January 24, 1949.
Service # 18014487
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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