May 1 Anniversary – Moreland – Swartz – Leake

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.

May 1, 1942

Tec 5 Claude N. Moreland (HQ)

Tec 5 moreland

Tec 5 moreland

Tec 5 Claude N. Moreland survived the Death March, and the Capas Boxcars. He was among the first of the 192nd to die of dysentery in Camp O’Donnell POW prison camp. He died on this date in 1942. He was buried in the Camp cemetery, but his remains were later recovered and he is buried in the Manila American Cemetery.

Learn more about Tec 5 Moreland here: http://bataanproject.com/Moreland.html

 

 

 

Pvt. Michael Swartz (B)

Pvt. Swartz

Pvt. Swartz

Pvt. Michael Swartz survived the Death March, and the Capas Boxcars. He was among the first of the 192nd to die of dysentery in Camp O’Donnell POW prison camp. He died on this date in 1942. He was buried in the Camp cemetery, but his remains were later recovered and he is buried in the Manila American Cemetery.

Learn more about Pvt. Miller here: http://bataanproject.com/Swartz.html

 

May 1, 1983

Sgt. Richard T. Leake (D)

Brave Heroes of Bataan - Sheet MusicSgt. Richard T. Leake survived the Death March, the Capas Boxcars, POW camps, a hell ship voyage and slave labor in Japan. He died in Lexington, Kentucky on this date in 1983.

Read more about Sgt. Leake here: http://bataanproject.com/Leake.html

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