Charles McCarty Jr. Dies Jap Prisoner, Parents Advised

AUG. 19, 1945 — The death in a Japanese prison camp of Pfc. Charles Nelson McCarty, Jr., member of the ill-fated 200th Coast Artillery, has been reported to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Charles N. McCarty, 1401 North Fifth. The soldier was 23 years old.

Pfc. McCarty died April 27, 1942, at Camp O’Donnell in the Philippines where he had been imprisoned since the fall of Bataan, according to the report which attributed death to “cerebral malaria.”

The death notice nullified the parents’ hopes which had been gleaned from a previous report in May, 1942, saying their son was missing in action.

Young McCarty was a Journal and Tribune carrier for several years, and later was graduated from the Albuquerque Business College. He was employed by the Santa Fe railroad when called into service with the Coast Artillery.

Besides the parents, survivors include one sister, Mrs. Kenneth E. Sorensen; a brother-in-law, Kenneth E. Sorensen; and one nephew, Skipper Sorensen, all of Albuquerque.

 

Albuquerque Journal