Walter P. Andersen

NAME
Walter Pat Andersen
NICKNAME
Wallie
MCSN
273370
HOME OF RECORD
3324 North Minnesota Avenue, Portland, OR
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Erma Bates
DATE OF BIRTH
June 17, 1921
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
August 1, 1939
DATE OF LOSS
October 1, 1942
REGION
Philippines
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Camp Cabanatuan
CASUALTY TYPE
Died as POW
UNIT
M/3/4th Marines
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
PFC Andersen was captured in the fall of Corregidor on 6 May 1942, and interned at Cabanatuan POW Camp.
He died of diphtheria on 1 October 1942. The exact location of his burial is not known.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private First Class
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not Recovered.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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