May 4 Anniversary – Hardtke

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.

May 4, 1942

Pvt. George C. Hardtke (HQ)

Pvt. Hardtke

Pvt. Hardtke

Pvt. George C. Hardtke survived the Death March, and the Capas Boxcars. He was among the first of the 192nd to die of dysentery in Camp O’Donnell POW prison camp. He died on this date in 1942. He was buried in the Camp O’Donnell cemetery.

Learn more about Pvt. Hardtke here: http://bataanproject.com/HardtkeG.html

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