Sheets, Cecil Raymond, PFC

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Private First Class
Last Service Branch
Infantry
Last Primary MOS
745-Rifleman
Last MOS Group
Infantry (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1942, 745, POW/MIA
Service Years
1939 - 1942

Private First Class



Five Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
West Virginia
West Virginia
Year of Birth
1921
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Parsons
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
May 20, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died while Captured
Reason
Malaria
Location
Philippines
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Not Specified
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Infantry Shoulder Cord Honorably Discharged WW II


 Unofficial Badges 




 Military Association Memberships
Military Order of the Purple HeartWorld War II Fallen
  1942, Military Order of the Purple Heart - Assoc. Page
  1942, World War II Fallen [Verified]

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 Ribbon Bar

Combat Infantryman 1st Award

 
 Unit Assignments
2nd Battalion, 31st Infantry POW/MIA
  1939-1942, 2nd Battalion, 31st Infantry /D Company
  1942-1942, 745, POW/MIA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1941-1942 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
  1941-1942 World War II
  1942-1942 Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)/Bataan Death March
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
Pfc. Cecil Raymond Sheets, son of Mr. and Mrs. R.O. Sheets, of Parsons died in a prisoner of war camp in the Philippine Island on May 20, 1942 as a result of malaria.  He was born in Parsons in 1921 and attended Parsons schools until his enlistment in the U.S. Army on June 23, 1939.  He trained at Fort Slocum, N.Y. and left there on Aug. 14, 1939 and arrived in Hawaii Sept, 14.  He was in Hawaii until October when he was sent to the Philippines.  He was reported missing in action in the Philippines following the fall of Corrigedor on May 7, 1942, and in May 1944 was declared dead, but at the close of the war it was learned that he had been taken prisoner by the Japanese and died shortly afterward. 

PFC CECIL RAYMOND SHEETS WAS SERVING WITH "D" COMPANY, 31ST INFANTRY REGIMENT WHEN THEY SURENDERED TO THE BATAAN FORCE IN APRIL 1942. 71 SOLDIERS FROM "D" COMPANY AND A TOTAL OF 1,155 TOTAL FROM THE REGIMENT DIED WHILE IN CAPTIVITY AFTER THE INFAMOUS BATAAN DEATH MARCH.

PFC CECIL SHEETS WAS LAID TO REST AT THE PARSONS CEMETERY, PARSONS WV.
   
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