Brusseau, Ernest E., T/5

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Last Rank
Technician Fifth Grade
Last Service Branch
Last Primary MOS
736-Tank Driver
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1942, 795 , Japanese POW
Service Years
1940 - 1942

Technician Fifth Grade

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Year of Birth
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Dawson County
Last Address
Brainerd, Crow Wing County, Minnesota

Casualty Date
Aug 03, 1942
Hostile, Died
Intentional Homicide
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Plot: B Row: 12 Grave: 17

 Official Badges 

 Unofficial Badges 

 Military Association Memberships
Battling Bastards of BataanWorld War II Fallen
  1942, Battling Bastards of Bataan
  1942, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Unit Assignments
U.S. ArmyPrisoner of War
  1941-1941, 795 , 194th Tank Battalion
  1941-1942, 795 , 194th Tank Battalion
  1942-1942, 795 , Japanese POW
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Bataan Death March
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Technician Fifth Grade Ernest Brusseau initially served with the Minnesota National Guard 34th tank Company that was combined with other units to form the 194th Tank Battalion at Fort Lewis, Washington prior to shipment to the Philippines in September 1941.  Federalized 10 February 1941.

In the P.I., he served with  A Company, 194th Tank Battalion, Philippine Divison.They were based at Fort Stotsenburg near Clark Field, Luzon, P.I..  The unit moved to the Bataan Peninsula until the surrender on 9 April 1942.

He died of dysentery and maltreatment while being held as a POW of the Japanese at  Camp O' Donnell, Luzon, Philippines (Cabanatuan).
Note:  Exact day/month of birth not found.
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