John J. Snyder

NAME
John Joseph Snyder
NICKNAME
SERVICE NUMBER
254475
HOME OF RECORD
2464 Memphis Street, Philadelphia, PA
NEXT OF KIN
Mother, Mrs. Lillian S. Snyder
DATE OF BIRTH
February 27, 1915
ENTERED SERVICE
August 19, 1936
DATE OF LOSS
November 30, 1942
REGION
Philippines
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Rizal
CASUALTY TYPE
Died as POW
UNIT
Service Co / Marines
DUTY
Quartermaster
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Sergeant John Snyder participated in the defense of the Philippines as a member of the 4th Marine Regiment until he was captured in the fall of Corregidor on 6 May 1942. He was held as a prisoner of war at Cabanatuan Camp #1 on the island of Luzon.

In late October 1942, Snyder was selected as part of a working party detailed to Fort McKinley. After four weeks of labor, suffering from beriberi and malnutrition, he was confined to his quarters for treatment. A little medicine and extra food – all that was available – could not reverse his decline, and he died at 1030 on 30 November 1942.

Sergeant Snyder was buried in an unmarked grave in the vicinity of Fort McKinley.

INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Prisoner of War Medal
LAST KNOWN RANK
Sergeant
STATUS OF REMAINS
Buried in unmarked grave near Fort William McKinley, Rizal, Philippines.
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

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