Billy served as a Private First Class, 808th Military Police Company, 59th Coast Artillery Regiment, Coast Artillery Corps, U.S. Army during World War II.
He resided in Itasca County, Minnesota prior to the war.
He enlisted in the Army Coast Artillery Corps on February 6, 1941, prior to the war, at Fort Snelling, Minnesota. He was noted, at the time of his enlistment, as being Single, without dependents.
Billy 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 repatriated here in 1947.
Service # 17025116
Russell S. "Russ" Pickett
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PFC, 59 COAST ARTY WORLD WAR II
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