Bill McMillan casualty col. 2

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Bill McMillan casualty
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elev-tnth-hour J in-eistance also involves several Washington Marine Vet Visits Home After 3 Yrs Corp. "Bill" McMillan Believed To be First County Casual ty of War Taken Prisoner By Japs at Fall of Correg idor Unable to resist the temptation to see the "old home town" while passing through Pennsylvania en-route en-route en-route to a naval hospital in Beth-esda, Beth-esda, Beth-esda, Md., Marine Corporal William Lee McMillan, son of Mrs. Emma Jane McMillan, Morgan Apartments, was wearing a happy smile as he dropped into town unexpectedly this morning for a few hours. It was his first trip home In several several years weary years. He has spent the past 33 months in a Japanese Japanese prison camp in the Philippine Islands. Believed First Casualty Cpl. McMillan, believed to be the first war casualty in Washington county, was taken prisoner on May 6, 1942, when Corregidor fell into Japanese hands after a epochal bat tie with the U. S. Marines and all of MacArthur'B defenders. He was liberated by the American forces cn February 4 and arrived in San Francisco on April 3. In Service Since 1934 The local Marine entered service in August, 1934, and left for over seas on December 4, 1939. He par ticipated in the battles of Cavite, (Continued on Page 3) in is of shortly a by to

Clipped from The Daily Notes18 Apr 1945, WedPage 1

The Daily Notes (Canonsburg, Pennsylvania)18 Apr 1945, WedPage 1
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