Baldon, Ray, Cpl

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Last Rank
Corporal
Last Service Branch
Armor
Last Primary MOS
795 -Tank Crewman
Last MOS Group
Armor (Enlisted)
Primary Unit
1941-1942, 795 , USAFFE Headquarters /192nd Tank Battalion
Service Years
1940 - 1942

Corporal


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Home State
Wisconsin
Wisconsin
Year of Birth
1919
 
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Casualty Info
Home Town
Vernon County
Last Address
Wisconsin

Casualty Date
May 07, 1942
 
Cause
Hostile, Died
Reason
Intentional Homicide
Location
Philippines
Conflict
World War II
Location of Interment
Manila American Cemetery - Taguig City, Philippines
Wall/Plot Coordinates
Not Specified

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


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 Unit Assignments
USAFFE Headquarters /192nd Tank Battalion
  1940-1941, 795 , USAFFE Headquarters /192nd Tank Battalion
  1941-1942, 795 , USAFFE Headquarters /192nd Tank Battalion
 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
Corporal Ray Baldon enlisted in the Wisconsin National Guard which was federalized in November 1940.  He served at Fort Know, Kentucky and in Lousiiana.  His unit was transferred to the Philippines, arriving in October 1941, arriving on station in November.

He served with A Company, 192nd Tank Battalion. His unit fought the invading Japanese until forced to surrender in early April 1942.  He was one of the men who was involved in what was known as teh Bataan Death March.

Hedied of ill treatment, including starvation and dysentery, while being held as a Prisoner of War on 7 May 1942, by Japanese at Camp O'Donnel, Luzon, Philippines. 

Note:  His brother, Pvt. Fay Baldon, died as a POW aboard the Arison Maru hell ship 24 October 1944..
   
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