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Us Wwii Pow Kia Document Set Army Military Japan Bataan Death March For Sale
US WWII POW KIA DOCUMENT SET ARMY MILITARY JAPAN BATAAN DEATH MARCH
This is not a fun or interesting item to describe or list. So we will do a technical description of the lot and I'm going to do my best not to get on a soap box. because-if by the time your to the end of this your blood is not boiling then check for pulse.
#1.US Department of the Army 2 pg letter dated 4th November 1949. This is what was sent to the soldier's family 4 years after the war...
Dear Mr. Lassor
It is with reluctance that I write to inform you of the results of the investigations which have been conducted in an effort to locate the remains of your son, the late Private John E. Lassor.
Realizing that this is a matter of great importance to you, may I review the pertinent facts of the case as revealed by the Department of the Army records and the reports recieved from our overseas Command.
Your son died while a prisoner of the Japanese Government. According to information obtained from the Cabanatuan Prisoner of War Death Report, your son died on 9th August 1942, as a result of Malaria at Cabanatuan Prisoner of War Camp, Luzon, Phillipine Islands, and is reported to have been interred by the Japanese in Grave 110 together with other casualties, in the Cabanatuan Cemetery.
The letter goes on to point out a lack of formal records by the Japanese, the fact that the US Government dug up everybody in Grave 110 and there was no way to positively ID Lassor. It goes on to point out that if anything else becomes known-they will be in touch.
#2.Presedential Accolade from Roosevelt Administration dated May 11th 1943. It is in Exc plus condition still in tube of issue.
#3.Presedential Accolade from Truman Administration dated August 9th 1942. It is in Exc plus condition, rolled in same tube as #2.
What will really get your dander is the US Army knew HOW Lassor gave his life for his country-they knew WHERE Lassor gave his life for his Country. But when you go research this brave soul's sacrifice-this is what you find:
AMERICAN BATTLE MONUMENTS COMMISSION
ROLL OF HONOR
John E. Lassor
Private, U.S. Army Air Forces
Service # 6592616
19th Squadron, 20th Air Base Group
Entered the Service from: California Died: 9-Aug-42 Missing in Action or Buried at Sea Tablets of the Missing at Manila American Cemetery Manila, Philippines
They have the guy missing in action. Now I don't know if this is because of what he went through. But this guy is anything BUT
"missing". Plus I can think of at least a half dozen military awards the person recieved. Pvt Lassor is unique in that his family was sent TWO Accolades due to the first screw up on when Lassor died. But to see him listed as "missing" to kind of avoid HOW he gave his life is just pathetic. Real Museum grade grouping of POW/MIA WWII history. ( 01/22/13-001)
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