Buddy of Pvt. Rubin Althaus Visited Here Recently
Orie B. Weeks, of Port Neches, Texas, a buddy of
Pvt. Rubin Althaus during the army training period,
who was with Rubin on Corregidor at the time they
were captured and during the time they were in the
Japanese prison, visited with Rubinís parents only a
week prior to the arrival of the telegraphic message
recently advising Mr. and Mrs. Althaus of the
shipping of their sonís body to the states.
Weeks was one of those permitted to attend the
funeral of Pvt. Althaus in the Japanese prison camp
As of Wednesday, this week, the body of Pvt. Althaus
was still in San Antonio and no further information
has been had as to when funeral services are to be
held for the deceased war veteran.
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Courtesy of Ollie Shaetter who personally handled Althaus' funeral
Rubin Althaus was from Fredericksburg, Texas. He
died December 12, 1942 at Hoten POW Camp in Mukden,
Manchuria. Orie Weeks who was also a Hq Battery 2BN 200th CA(AA)
man, was imprisoned with Althaus at Mukden.