Richard B. Maxson

NAME
Richard Bruce Maxson
NICKNAME
MCSN
267409
HOME OF RECORD
400 South Second Street, St. Charles, MO
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Zora M. Maxson
DATE OF BIRTH
March 2, 1917
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
August 2, 1938
DATE OF LOSS
October 21, 1942
REGION
Philippines
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Cabanatuan*
CASUALTY TYPE
Died as POW
UNIT
I/3/4th Marines
DUTY
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
PFC Maxson was captured in the fall of Corregidor and interned at one of the Cabanatuan prison camps located on the island of Luzon, Philippines. He died of malaria while still in captivity.
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart, Prisoner of War Medal
LAST KNOWN RANK
Private First Class
STATUS OF REMAINS
Not Recovered
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

* Note: While NARA has Maxson at “unstated, Philippines”┬áhis name appears on the AMBC’s Cabanatuan Memorial.

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