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Cpl James M. Walker

Corporal James M. Walker entered the U.S. Army from Oklahoma and served with Company E, 2nd Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment in the Philippines during World War II. He was captured in Bataan following the American surrender on April 9, 1942, and died of dysentery on January 1, 1943 at the Cabanatuan Prison Camp in Nueva Ecija Province. He was buried in communal grave 822 in the camp cemetery along with three other deceased American POWs; however, his remains could not be associated with any remains recovered from Cabanatuan after the war. His remains were disinterred November 2018 along with three others buried with him. According to his case information, he currently does not have family DNA on file for his remains to be identified. I have identified some of his nieces and nephews and I am waiting for them to contact me. Pro Patria 🇺🇸

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