April 12 Anniversary – Schweinsberg
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 12, 1942
Pvt. Frederick G. Schweinsberg (HQ)
Pvt. Frederick G. Schweinsberg was the first member of the 192nd to die on the Death March. He was part of a group of POWs that were used as human shields against artillery fire at Capcaban by the Japanese. His remains were recovered after the war, but could not be positively ID’ed. He is buried among the unknown at the Manila American Cemetery.
Learn more about Pvt. Schweinsberg here: http://bataanproject.com/Schweinsberg.html