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  HYATT, Willie Woodrow

Rank:

Private First Class

 

 

Service Branch:

U.S. Army

Service Number:

14040636

Division:

454 Ordnance Co.

Regiment:

 

Company:

 

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Function:

 

Status:

Died non-battle, in Japanese POW camp

Date of death:

July 20, 1942

Place of death:

Philippines

Age at death:

Awards:

 

Burial 1:

Burial 2:

Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery

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Cenotaph:


Born:

November 5, 1918

Hometown:

South Carolina

Family:

Parents:
Solomon Hyatt
Lizzie Daniels Hyatt

Spouse:


Children:


Siblings:
Solomon McKiver Hyatt (1906 - 1985)
Stacey Hyatt (1907 - 1987)
Gurley Hyatt (1919 - 1999)


Additional information:

Willie enlisted to serve his country, but I do not know the exact date. The 1949 newspaper article about his death and reburial stateside reports that he died on the infamous "Bataan March".--vp

 


Research by: Victoria Proctor, genealogist

Sources: Dillon War Memorial, NARA World War II Honor List of Dead and Missing (1946), The Dillon Herald October 27, 1949, page 2, col. 3 (report death, parents' names, and of reburial)

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