WESTERN, Weldon (b. 1914)

Notable: member of the “Lost Battalion"

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His experiences while employed by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the Great Depression.
Date of Interview: February 18, 1987

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Member of the "Lost Battalion." His experiences as a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II. Fall of Java and capture; Bicycle Camp, 1942; Changi Prison Camp, Singapore, 1942; building the Burma- Thailand Death Railway, 1942-44; Kanchanaburi, Thailand, 1944; Saigon, French Indo-China, 1944-45, and American air raids; liberation.
Date of Interview: February 16, 1987

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