6 Replies Latest reply on Jul 28, 2020 12:53 PM by andres martinez

    Seeking records of family member's service in WWII who was KIA

    andres martinez Newbie

      I am erecting a memorial around a 22 ft flagpole to honor two of my buddies who died in Vietnam whom I served with. I also want to add my family member to that memorial who was killed in the Bataan Death March in WWII. But I am having trouble locating detailed information on him, like his rank and even how he died or the date of his death. Some say he died trying to escape the march and some say he died on a boat being transported by the Japanese. His name is inscribed on a stone in front of our state capitol building along with a couple hundred other Texans to honor them and I only found this out a couple years ago and yet I have lived in Austin for 71 years. I was able to find what I believe is his military id number though.