Updated: Jun 28, 2019
PFC Victor Charles Lundgren Jr. of Sioux City Iowa enlisted in the Marine Corps 7 October 1939 at Salt Lake City Utah. 14 November 1939 assigned Radio School, Signal Detachment, Base Service Battalion, MCB San Diego. 24 February 1940 assigned as Radar Operator, Remote Control Station, Point Loma CA. 1 June 1940 promoted to Private First Class.
30 September 1940 embarked USS Chaumont (AP 5) San Pedro CA. 14 November 1940 debarked Shanghai China. Assigned Headquarters Company, 4th Marines, Shanghai, China as Clerk in Communications Office. 12 December 1940 qualified Expert Rifleman. 28 November 1941 embarked SS President Harrison Shanghai China.
1 December 1941 debarked Olongapo Naval Station, Philippines. 8 December 1941 - 6 May 1942 participated in combat operations at Olongapo Naval Station, Bataan Peninsula and Island of Corregidor. 27 December 1941 moved to fortified island of Corregidor. 6 May 1942 taken into Japanese captivity on Corregidor. 26 May 1942 arrived Cabantuan POW Camp 1.
On 24 July 1942 Died in Captivity of Malaria and deprivation as Prisoner of War Cabanatuan POW Camp 1 and was buried in common grave 214. His remains were identified and at the families request buried at the Manila American Cemetery Plot L, Row 13, Grave 45 but questions remain if the identification was correctly done. The DPAA has requested FRS from his family. His paternal half-brother has been identified for FRS.