Pvt. Charles Harold Steel


Born: 27 June 1919 - Oklahoma - Home: McCurtain County
 

Inducted: U. S. Army - 21 March 1941 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Training: Fort Knox, Kentucky, Camp Polk, Louisiana

Units: 753rd Tank Battalion and 192nd Tank Battalion

Overseas Duty: Philippine Islands - Engagements: Battle of Bataan, Northern Luzon
Prisoner of War: 9 April 1942,  Death March
POW Camps: Philippine Islands: Camp O'Donnell, Cabanatuan
Japan:  Fukuoka Camp 17 - coal mining
Hell Ship:  Clyde Maru, Sailed: Manila - 23 July 1943, Arrived: Moji - 7 August 1943
Liberated: September 1945

Died - 2 May 2000 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

Credit: Jim Opolony: 192nd & 194th Tank Battalion

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