April 25 Anniversary – Jefferies – Gentry

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 25, 1973

Pvt. Ira L. Jefferies (D)

Rangers during The Great Raid

Rangers during The Great Raid

Pvt. Jefferies survived the Death March, the Capas Boxcars, and work details. He was liberated from Cabantuan in what came to be known as “The Great Raid” in 1945. He died on this date in 1973 in Charleston, West Virginia.

Learn more about Pvt. Jefferies here: http://bataanproject.com/Jeffries.html

 

 

April 25, 2000

1st Lt. William H. Gentry (C)

1st Lt. Gentry

1st Lt. Gentry

Pvt. Jefferies survived the Death March, the Capas Boxcars, and work details. Coincidentally, he was also liberated from Cabantuan in what came to be known as “The Great Raid” in 1945 at the same time Pvt. Jefferies (above). He died on this date in 2000 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.

Learn more about Lt. Gentry here: http://bataanproject.com/Gentry.html

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