I have a soft spot for the 200th Coast Artillery since it was the unit my Uncle served in. He was a POW and survived Bataan and the POW camps and came home.
This group is to one of his fellow veterans from the same unit. The 200th CA was an Anti-Aircraft unit formed in New Mexico as a National Guard unit.
The 200th CA was very diverse, being composed of Native Americans, Mexican Americans, and those of European descent.
This veteran was Native American and grew up in Acomita, New Mexico. He joined the 200th CA in March of 1941. In September he would be on his way to the Philippines and wouldn't be home until October 1945.
During the Battle of Bataan he was wounded on April 9th, 1942 which was the day of the surrender.
After the Death March and a couple of years in POW camps in the Philippines, he was transported to Japan on a Hellship and was liberated at a camp in Ashio Japan.
I will let the documents tell the rest of his story:
Edited by KASTAUFFER, 10 January 2015 - 02:44 PM.