Tamus, Frank, T/Sgt

Fallen
 
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Last Rank
Technical Sergeant
Last Service Branch
Ordnance Corps
Last Primary MOS
505-Ammunition NCO
Last MOS Group
Ordnance (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1942-1945, 505, POW/MIA
Service Years
1939 - 1945

Technical Sergeant


Two Service Stripes



Six Overseas Service Bars


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Home State
Not Specified
Year of Birth
1893
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Barbour County
Last Address
Not Specified

Casualty Date
Oct 22, 1945
 
Cause
Non Hostile- Died of Illness, Other Injury
Reason
Unknown, Not Reported
Location
Colorado
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Baltimore National Cemetery - Baltimore, Maryland
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

 Official Badges 

Honorably Discharged WW II World War I Victory Button World War I Honorable Discharge Chevron


 Unofficial Badges 

Ordnance Shoulder Cord


 Military Association Memberships
World War II Fallen
  1945, World War II Fallen [Verified]


 Ribbon Bar


 
 Unit Assignments
87th Infantry DivisionPOW/MIA
  1917-1918, 87th Infantry Division
  1942-1945, 505, POW/MIA
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  1917-1918 World War I
  1941-1942 WWII - Asiatic-Pacific Theater/Philippine Islands Campaign (1941-42)
  1941-1945 World War II
 Additional Information
Last Known Activity
T/SGT FRANK TAMUS DIED ON 22 OCTOBER 1945 OF NON-BATTLE CAUSES IN DENVER, COLORADO AFTER BEING HELD AS A PRISONER OF WAR IN THE PHILIPPINES FROM 7 MAY 1942 TO 28 SEPTEMBER 1945. FRANK TAMUS WAS BORN IN RUSSIA IN 1893 AND IMMIGRATED TO THE US SHORTLY BEFORE THE OUTBREAK OF WWI. ON 2 OCTOBER 1917 FRANK TAMUS ENLISTED IN THE ARMY IN OHIO AND WAS ASSIGNED TO COMPANY "E", 348TH INFANTRY REGIMENT UNTIL 1 JUNE 1918 WHEN HE WAS REASSIGNED TO THE 162ND BRIDGE DEPOT BRIGADE. ON 7 JANUARY 1919 FRANK WAS HONORABLY DISCHARGED AT THE RANK OF PRIVATE. ON 12 SEPTEMBER 1939 FRANK TAMUS AGAIN ENLISTED IN THE US ARMY AND WAS ASSIGNED TO THE ORDNANCE DEPARTMENT (UNKNOWN UNIT OR MOS)  IN THE PHILIPPINES. ON 7 MAY 1942 FRANK TAMUS WAS REPORTED AS A PRISONER OF WAR AT OSAKA MAIN CAMP ON THE PHILIPPINE ISLANDS WHERE HE WAS HELD UNTIL 28 SEPTEMBER 1945 WHEN THE CAMP WAS LIBERATED. T/SGT TAMUS WAS SENT BACK TO THE STATES AND TO FITZSIMMONS GENERAL HOSPITAL IN DENVER, COLORADO WHERE HE PASSED ON 22 OCTOBER 1945. T/SGT TAMUS WAS LAID TO REST AT THE BALTIMORE NATIONAL CEMETERY IN BALTIMORE, MARYLAND. FRANK TAMUS' HEAD STONE IS ENGRAVED AS S/SGT WHICH IS AN ERROR.
   
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