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Scoville Dead 1 - Sixth 1>nk Company Officer, Lt. Scoville,...
Sixth 1>nk Company Officer, Lt. Scoville, Reported Dead Long delayed notice of the death of their son, Lt Leroy Scoville, Scoville, 29, has reached Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Scoville, 464 S. Madison Madison street, Evansville, informing them that the 192nd Tank battalion battalion officer lost his life Jan. 24, 1945, when the'Japanese prison ship he was aboard was bombed. Earlier, friends had written his parents that he died of Injuries suffered when the ship on which he was being transported was bombed by -the Allies, less than 300 of 1,619 prisoners being saved. The official notification of the death of Lt Scoville brings to 59 the total deaths of men of Company Company A and Headquarters company, company, 192nd Tank battalion. Six officers of the two Janesville companies are now listed as dead. One of Evansville's most popular popular young men, Lt Scoville, joined joined Company A of the Wisconsin national guard Sept 23, 1940, and was inducted into service two months later. After training at Fort Knox, Ky., for a year, he was sent to the Philippines with the other men Oct 27, 1941, and was promoted to sergeant and commissioned ' there. He . was awarded his commission March 12, 1942, during the fighting on Bataan. Bataan. ' . During his years of imprisonment, imprisonment, Lt. Scoville wrote several cards to his parents, most of them from Philippine military camp No.'l. Report Delayed by Japs. The telegram received by Mr. LT. LEBOV SOOVIIXE and Mrs. Scoviile, Monday, from the government, stated: "The secretary of war has asked asked me to express 'his deep regret that your son, Second Lt Scoville, LeRoy A., was killed in action 24 Jan., 1945, while -a prisoner of war of the Japanese government The long delay in advising you was occasioned solely by failure of the Japanese government to report . your son's death. Confirming, Confirming, letter follows:" Second Lt LeRoy A. Scoville was born Nov. 30, 1915,. in Evans- om r*f «. Oil. 3)

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  1. Janesville Daily Gazette,
  2. 20 Dec 1945, Thu,
  3. Page 1

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