Walter J. Theise

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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