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
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.