April 22 Anniversary – French – Bruce

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 22, 1942

Sgt Edward T. French (D)

Sgt. French

Sgt. French

On this date in 1942, Sgt. Edward T. French was in 2nd General Field Hospital  recovering from wounds when he and 24 other patients were killed by an Allied shell. The Japanese had positioned their guns in the middle of the hospital complex, forcing the situation that occurred – friendly fire on a hospital. Sgt. French  is buried in the Manila American Cemetery.

Learn more about Sgt. French here: http://bataanproject.com/French_E.html

 

April 22, 1982

Pvt. Tansell E. Bruce (D)

Pvt. Bruce

Pvt. Bruce

Pvt. Miller survived the Death March, the Capas Boxcars, POW camps, a hell ship voyage and slave labor in Japan. He died in Sedalia, Kentucky on this date in 1982.

Learn more about Pvt. Bruce here: http://bataanproject.com/Bruce_T.html

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