Sgt. Morgan French, Co. D – 1919 – 2012

Sgt. Morgan French – from the Proviso Bataan Commemorative website

Just received word from Jim Opolony that Morgan French passed away in Texas this past Friday (02/24/2012). He was 92. Morgan was a survivor of Cabanatuan and the hell ship Nagato Maru, as well as a Korean War vet. We join his family and friends in mourning his loss and honoring his heroism.

Here is a link to his obituary:

Here is Morgan’s bio on the Proviso Bataan website:


  1. Hello,

    Saw your post about the passing of my father Morgan French. Thanks.

    If you could please have Jim Opolony update the proviso site with the correct info on my Dad’s passing. He has the wrong date (“1012” => “2012”) and has misspelled the city (“Plaino” => “Plano”).

    Please look here for additional web references on my father.

    Finally, the obituary here is slightly better than the one at the funeral home.

    Best Regards,
    Stewart French

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