That is just amazing! Words cannot explain how I feel after reading this. I've never seen a POW grouping as amazing as this. The items really tell of his experiences.
WWII 31st INFANTRY OFFICER POW GROUP + HIS GEAR FROM BATAAN !
Posted 11 January 2015 - 03:52 PM
Photo of the Bronze Star presentation and the citation. He earned it the day he was wounded on Bataan.
Posted 11 January 2015 - 03:55 PM
Thats the end of the thread ! I dedicate this thread to the men of the 31st Infantry and all the defenders of the Philippines, including my Uncle Arthur E. Storts of the 200th CA - POW Camp O'Donnell, Cabanatuan, and BIlibid.
Edited by KASTAUFFER, 11 January 2015 - 03:55 PM.
Posted 11 January 2015 - 04:15 PM
Another fascinating POW group. Thank you for sharing his story!
Posted 11 January 2015 - 07:46 PM
I mean, look at all of those wonderful pieces. It's a true timeline that chronicle's his journey. Thank you again for sharing and preserving their history!
Posted 13 January 2015 - 04:09 PM
Wonderful story and grouping it is one that will be remembered for all time hopefully. Thanks for posting.
Posted 13 January 2015 - 04:20 PM
That is a fantastic, historic group. Thanks for posting the photos. It's a real privilege to get to see these pieces.
Posted 24 January 2015 - 07:02 AM
That's amazing, What a story. I've always said the trench art talks!
Posted 09 April 2015 - 08:26 AM
Back to the top in memory of the fall of Bataan, April 9, 1942.
Posted 24 April 2015 - 08:31 AM
I have some engraved items too, but this group is very nice, Your are blessed to be the care taker! "Remember are Veterans. Past & Present!"
Posted 30 December 2015 - 05:50 PM
Kurt! WOW! Fantastic group & story. Happy New Year! Bob
Posted 10 April 2016 - 04:43 AM
Beautiful grouping. The PI made unit citations on the hat are nice.
Walter J. Hinkle - Prisoner of War Record
Walter J. Hinkle was a First Lieutenant in the Army during World War II. Walter was captured by Imperial Japan while serving in the Philippine Islands, and was sent toPW Camp #2 near Davao, Mindanao, Philippines where 540 other American POWs were held. Walter's capture was first reported to the International Committee of the Red Cross on May 7, 1942, and the last report was made on March 2, 1945. Based on these two reports, Walter was imprisoned for at least 1,030 days (2 years and ~11 months), one of the longest durations of captivity recorded. Ultimately, Walter was returned to military control, liberated or repatriated.
Here is a newspaper article. http://archives.chic...r-and-his-bride
Posted 09 April 2017 - 06:47 AM
Posted 20 April 2019 - 09:40 PM
INCREDIBLE grouping I know this is a late post . On the musette bag is the Peleilu marking the same one US Forces invaded??
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