Paul E. Armstrong

NAME
Paul Edward Armstrong
NICKNAME
Tommy
MCSN
261240
HOME OF RECORD
Rogersville, TN
NEXT OF KIN
Parents, Winfield & Cora Armstrong
DATE OF BIRTH
April 1, 1916
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
January 17, 1940
DATE OF LOSS
May 6, 1942
REGION
Philippines
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Corregidor
CASUALTY TYPE
KIA
UNIT
HQ/4th Marines
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Sergeant Armstrong participated in the defense of Corregidor. On the night of 5 May 1942, Japanese forces landed on the island and overwhelmed the Marine garrison, which surrendered at 1200 hours the following day.Armstrong was determined to have been killed in action on 6 May 1942.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Sergeant
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not Recovered.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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