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.

January 11

Sgt. Aaron Clyde Hopper

Sgt. Hopper

Sgt. Hopper

Sgt. Aaron Hopper (Co. D) escaped to Corregidor before the fall of Bataan. He spent time at Cabanatuan and was eventually sent to Machuria as slave labor on the Tottori Maru. He died two weeks before his 82nd birthday.

Find Sgt. Hopper’s biography here: http://bataanproject.com/Hopper.html

Learn more about the Tottori Maru here: http://www.hawaiireporter.com/21000-almost-forgotten-heroes-hell-ships-an-overview