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“I March to Honor Mel Waldrop & Y. C. Lindsey, My Uncles”

2001 Bataan Memorial

Death March

Lonnie Milford 'Mike' Weaver joined the National Guard in 1935 at the age of 15. Assigned to HQ Btry 1Bn 200th Coast Artillery (AA), he was captured on Bataan while on a reconnaissance mission, driving through tank and aerial strafing fire.

As a prisoner of war, Weaver was to face a firing squad when one of his “blood brothers” was unaccounted for. The missing man was found dead in a latrine before Weaver and the other POWs were executed.

Weaver labored in the leather factory at Mukden [Manchuria]. He was liberated in August 1945.

Mr. Weaver remained in the military following the war, retiring after 22-1/2 years of service. He died February 1, 1998 at the age of 78 in Paradise, California.

 

Mukden POWs

 

Mike Weaver, Bataan
Death March Survivor

Mrs. Paul Womack & Nephew

2000 Bataan Memorial

Death March

 

“First in Spite of Hell” and the “First to Fire”, click here to read about Sgt. Womack’s first encounter with the Japanese on December 8, 1941.

Funeral Today for Woolworth

 

GEARY, April 28 — (Special) — Military services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday in the Indian mission east of Greenfield for Pfc. Jessie Woolworth, 29.

Services will be in charge of the Geary American Legion post with internment in the Indian Mission cemetery east of Greenfield.

Pfc. Woolworth, survivor of the death march from Bataan, died in a prison camp in the Philippines May 29, 1942. He was a graduate of both the Concho and the Chilocco Indian schools and was working in the Navajo Indian service in Gallup, N.M., at the time of his induction.

He is survived by four brothers, Eugene, Concho; Charlie, Watonga; Edward, McAlester; and Sherman, Lander, Wyo.; and one sister, Mrs. Rose Arpan, Cheyenne Agency, S.D.

 

The Daily Oklahoman

April 29, 1949

Durward Wright

d. Cabanatuan 1942

 

The War years were devastating for Mrs. Lillie Mae Wright of Portales, New Mexico. Her younger son Warren, one of only two children, was killed on Iwo Jima February 24, 1945. Hope for the safe return of her surviving son, Durward Jr., ended in August 1945, with the arrival of news from the War Department that Durward had died in a prisoner of war camp June 21, 1942 — Father's Day 1942 — the day after his father's passing.

 

Photo courtesy of Deana McGuffin

THE NAMES PROJECT
A B C D
E F G H
IJ K L M
N O P Q
R S T UV
W YZ    

NAME

W = West Side of Park

E = East Side of Park

UNIT & BATTERY

 

EXAMPLE:

Emil Wagner was attached to G Battery, 200th Coast Artillery (Anti-aircraft). The column bearing the names of the men of G Btry, 200th CA(AA) is located on the West side of Bataan Memorial Park.

 

An (*) designates those men known to have died overseas.

 

ARE YOU SEEING THE PICTURES & STORIES ON THE RIGHT? FOLLOWING THE LINKS WITHIN THE LIST OF NAMES?

* Wagner Emil K. W-200G
* Waldman Arthur   W-200C
  Waldron Ralph   W-200RegHq
  Waldrop Melvin T. E-515RegHq
* Walker Allan B. W-Officer
  Walker Dale W. E-515D
  Walker DeForrest B. E-515Hq2Bn
  Wall John H. E-515H
  Wall Lester L. W-200B
* Wallace Frederick J. W-200D
  Wallace Ira D. E-515G
  Wallace Virgil V. E-515C
* Walsh Paul A. W-200A
  Waltmon Melvin C. E-515RegHq
* Ward Floyd E. W-200F
* Ward John C. W-200G
* Warner Glenn O. W-200RegHq
* Warren Roderick E. E-515F
  Warth Henry K. W-Band
  Wasson Wayne N. W-200D
* Watson Alvin F. E-515A
* Watson Don   E-515B
  Weaver Lonnie M. W-200RegHq
  Weeks Orie B. W-200Hq2Bn
  Weidler Henry   W-Officer
  Weisdorfer Lawrence A. W-200RegHq
  Welch Robert J. W-200D
* Wells William J. W-Band
  Welsh Melvin F. E-515RegHq
  Welsh Thomas W. W-200RegHq
  West John D. W-200E
* West Robert L. W-200C
* Westbrook Joe W. E-515F
  Wharton Clarence A. E-515F
  Wheeler Alvin F. W-Officer
  Whelchel Warren W. W-200RegHq
  White Allen J. W-200F
* White Elmer D. W-200F
* White William B. W-200C
  Whiteman Rufus E. E-515D
* Whitley Calvin E. W-200A
  Whitlock Louis H. E-515H
  Whitmer Harold L. W-200Hq2Bn
* Whittaker Carl C. W-200A
  Whitted Jess J. W-200F
* Wiest John H. W-200C
* Wiggins Christopher A. W-200E
* Wilcoxson John J. W-200A
  Wilkerson Edward L. W-200F
  Wilkerson Merritt   E-515B
  Wilkerson Vincent W. E-515Hq2Bn
  Will Grover L. E-515H
  Williams Benjamin F. (Jr.) W-200A
  Williams Charles N. E-515A
  Williams Elzie C. E-515C
* Williams Harry O. W-200E
* Williams James R. E-515Hq2Bn
* Williams Joe M. W-200RegHq
* Williams Mervin J. W-200D
  Williams Robert L. W-200C
  Williamson Thurman B. W-200F
  Willie Wilson E. W-200A
* Willoughby Jacob N. W-200H
  Wilson Frank E. E-515D
* Wilson Robert A. W-200A
* Winter William J. W-200G
  Wisdom William W. W-200Hq2Bn
  Wisneski Johnnie   W-200D
  Witherspoon Phil   W-200F
* Witt Robert E. W-200A
* Witten Oliver B. W-Officer
  Wolf Sidney R. W-200RegHq
  Wolfe Clinton V. W-200RegHq
  Wolfenbarger Leonard L. E-515F
  Womack Paul F. E-515F
* Woolworth Jesse   W-200C
* Worthen Elmer L. W-200G
* Wright Durward H. (Jr.) E-515C
  Wright Lossie Q. W-Officer
  Wright Sammie   W-200F
  Wyckoff Earl F. W-200RegHq
* Wynn Lloyd P. E-515H
* Wyper Menzies (Jr.) E-515D
* Wysong Jeff A. W-200A