March 29 Anniversary – Brown – Miller
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.
March 29, 1943
Cpl Laprade D. Brown (B)
Cpl. Brown survived the Death March, the Capas Boxcars, and work details. He died of TB in the Bilibid prison hospital on this date in 1943. After his death, Brown’s mother requested the return of his ashes. He is buried in Chicago, Illinois.
Laprade’s family paid for a Death March marker that stands proudly outside the San Fernando Train Station where the death marchers were forced into overloaded box cars for the final leg of the Death March to Cabanatuan.
Learn more about Cpl. Brown here: http://bataanproject.com/Brown_L.html
March 29, 1990
Pvt. Merle Lloyd Miller (C)
Pvt. Miller survived the Death March, the Capas Boxcars, POW camps, a hell ship voyage and slave labor in Tokyo, Japan. He died in Guymon, Oklahoma on this date in 1990.
Learn more about Pvt. Miller here: http://bataanproject.com/Miller_M.html