NAME
Virgil Sceburn Bunn
alt. Virgil Sqebuen Bunn
NICKNAME
MCSN
280445
HOME OF RECORD
1312 East 2nd Street, Dayton, OH
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Anna Bunn
DATE OF BIRTH
July 11, 1918
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
January 9, 1940
DATE OF LOSS
unconfirmed*
REGION
Philippines
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Cabanatuan
CASUALTY TYPE
Died as POW
UNIT
L/3/4th Marines
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
PFC Bunn was captured in the fall of Corregidor on 6 May 1942, and interned at Cabanatuan POW Camp, Luzon province.
Bunn died of unknown causes while a prisoner of war. The cause of his death, the exact date, and the location of his burial are 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

* The potential dates of death for Virgil S. Bunn are:
August 7, 1942 (World War II Prisoners of War Data File, 12/7/1941 – 11/19/1946) (Roster of the 4th Marine Regiment) (DPAA Official List)
October 9, 1942 (Citation for Prisoner of War Medal) (Mansell POW Roster) (ABMC World War II Memorial)

Biography:
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Articles and Records:

Virgil Bunn was carried as a POW until 12 May 1943, when a report confirming his death reached USMC Headquarters. Excerpt from the Prisoners of War and Missing Persons Detachment muster roll, May 1943.

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