April 23 Anniversary – Coats – Lewis – Morin

Editors Note: This year, we will be making a special effort to remember each and every known member of the 192nd Tank Battalion. As part of that remembrance, we will list each day the members who were killed or died on that date, along with links for additional information as available. We look forward to your comments.

April 23, 1989

Pvt. Wallace H. Coats (B)

Brave Heroes of Bataan - Sheet MusicPvt. Coats survived the Death March, the Capas Boxcars, POW camps, a hell ship voyage and slave labor in Japan. He died in Wichita Falls, Texas on this date in 1989.

Learn more about Cpl. Brown here: http://bataanproject.com/Coats.html

 

April 23, 2008

Pvt. Willis E. Lewis (D)

wikilogoPvt. Lewis survived the Death March, the Capas Boxcars, POW camps, a hell ship voyage and slave labor in Japan. He died in Mount Washington, Kentucky on this date in 2008.

Learn more about Pvt. Lewis here: http://bataanproject.com/Lewis_W.html

 

April 28, 2015

2nd Lt. Ben R. Morin (B)

2nd Lt. Ben Morin

2nd Lt. Ben Morin

2nd Lt. Ben Morin fought in, and was captured during the first tank battle of World War II in the Philippines. He believed lost, but survived various POW camps, a hell ship voyage, and slave labor in Japan. He returned to the US and became a Jesuit priest, dying on this date in 2015 in Clarkston, Michigan.

Learn more about Lt. Morin here: http://bataanproject.com/Morin.html

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