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.

February 12, 1945

PFC Thomas H. Samek (A)

PFC Samek

PFC Samek

Pfc. Thomas H. Samek survived the Death March, Capas boxcars, hell ships and slave labor in Japan. He died of dysentery while still a prisoner on this date in 1945.

Learn more about PFC Samek here: http://bataanproject.com/Samek.html