February 16 Anniversary – Reynolds – Merrifield
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.
February 16, 1945
Cpl. John B. Reynolds (MD)
Cpl. Reynolds survived the Death March, Capas boxcars, and POW camps in the Philippines. He survived attacks on the Oryoku Maru and Brazil Maru hell ships. He died on this date in 1945 of dysentery at a POW hospital in Japan.
Learn more about Cpl. Reynolds here: http://bataanproject.com/Reynolds_J.html
February 16, 1999
1st Lt. Jacques V. Merrifield (HQ)
Lt. Merrifield survived the Death March, Capas boxcars, hell ships and POW camps in Japan and China. He was rescued after the war and returned to the US. He died on this date in 1999 in Arizona.
Learn more about 1st Lt. Jacques V. Merrifield here: http://bataanproject.com/Merrifield.html