Bunker, Paul Delmont, COL

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Last Rank
Last Service Branch
Field Artillery
Last Primary MOS
1193-Field Artillery Unit Commander
Last MOS Group
Field Artillery (Officer)
Primary Unit
1942-1943, Japanese POW
Service Years
1903 - 1943

Field Artillery


Three Overseas Service Bars

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Casualty Info
Home Town
Last Address
POW Camp, Formosa

Casualty Date
Mar 16, 1943
Hostile, Died while Captured
Illness, Disease
WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Corregidor
Location of Interment
U.S. Military Academy West Point Post Cemetery - West Point, New York
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Section VI, Row A, Grave 011

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Artillery Shoulder Cord

 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1943, World War II Fallen [Verified]

 Ribbon Bar

 Unit Assignments
Philippine DepartmentPanama Canal DepartmentU.S. ArmyCommand and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident Course
Army Garrison, Fort Totten, NYArmy Garrison, Fort MacArthur, CA59th Coast Artillery Prisoner of War
  1915-1917, Philippine Department
  1919-1921, Panama Canal Department
  1923-1924, Field Artillery Officers' Advance Course
  1924-1925, Command and General Staff College (CGSC) Resident Course
  1927-1930, Army Garrison, Fort Totten, NY
  1937-1940, Army Garrison, Fort MacArthur, CA
  1940-1943, 1193, 59th Coast Artillery
  1942-1943, Japanese POW
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1941-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Battle of Corregidor
 Colleges Attended 
United States Military Academy
  1899-1903, United States Military Academy
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
COL Paul Bunker was a two - time All - American football player at the USMA during the 1901 and 1902 seasons.

Upon the fall of Corregidor, he became a POW. He died of starvation and disease in a Japanese POW Camp on the island of Formosa, after losing 70 pounds.

His posthumously published POW Journal, Paul Bunker's Diary, became a best - seller.

He was elected to the College Football Hall of Fame in 1969.  

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