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.
March 4, 1944
Pvt. Wando A. Hart (A)
During the Battle of Bataan, Pvt. Wando A. Hart was wounded and taken to the hospital. It was reported that he lost his leg after being taken to Hospital #1 at Little Baguio on Bataan. He was still in the hospital when Bataan was surrendered to the Japanese. He and the other POWs were transported by truck to Bilibid Prison. Pvt. Wando A. Hart died from blood poisoning on this date in 1944. After the war, Wando’s remains were positively identified. At the request of his parents, the remains of Pvt. Wando Hart were reburied at Andersonville National Cemetery, Andersonville, Georgia.
Learn more about Pvt. Hart here: http://bataanproject.com/Hart_W.html
March 4, 1978
PFC William L. Peavler (HQ)
Learn more about PFC Peavler here: http://bataanproject.com/Peavler_W.html
March 4, 2003
PFC Ralph L. Stine (D)
PFC Stine survived the Death March, Capas boxcars, hell ships and slave labor in Formosa and Japan. He died on this date in 2003 in Harrodsburg, Kentucky.
Learn more about PFC Stone here: http://bataanproject.com/Stine.html