NAME
Walter John Theise
NICKNAME
MCSN
297170
HOME OF RECORD
2441 South Amherst Street, West Los Angeles, CA
NEXT OF KIN
Father, Mr. Albert L. Theise
DATE OF BIRTH
~1911
DATE OF ENLISTMENT
September 23, 1940
DATE OF LOSS
December 19, 1941
REGION
Pacific
CAMPAIGN / AREA
Philippines / Sangley Point
CASUALTY TYPE
KIA
UNIT
A/1st Separate Marine Bn.
DUTY
Cook
CIRCUMSTANCES OF LOSS
Assistant Cook Theise was working in a field kitchen near Cañacao High Power Radio Station on this date. A Japanese bombing raid at 1247 destroyed the kitchen, killing Theise and Chief Cook Milton T. Larios.*
INDIVIDUAL DECORATIONS
Purple Heart
LAST KNOWN RANK
Assistant Cook
STATUS OF REMAINS
“Remains buried in Canacao Cemetery, Canacao, PI”
MEMORIALS
Manila American Cemetery

* Note: Larios was recovered after the war, and is buried in Manila American Cemetery, Block N, Row 8, Grave 48.

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